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Pierre Laprade was a French painter who was born in 1875. Coming from a bourgeois and cultivated background, son of the public prosecutor Raymond Coffinhal-Laprade, Pierre Laprade attended the studio of Antoine Bourdelle 1896 and, although dedicated to the magistracy, the sculptor encouraged him in the artistic way. He entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and did not stay there, preferring solitary work. In 1900, Ambroise Vollard bought him his first work. The same year, at the Académie Eugene Carriere, Laprade met Henri Matisse and the future Fauves with whom he exhibited in 1905 at the Salon d’Automne. He participated in the Salon des Independants from from 1901 and is the subject of a private exhibition at Ambroise Vollard. He worked with the ceramist Andre Metthey (1871-1920) and drew lithographs for an edition by Manon Lescaut produced by Eugene Druet. The artist died in 1931.
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