Lucien Adrion
French, 1889-1953
Figures in a Landscape
Oil on canvas
22 by 33in. w/frame 29 ½ by 39 ¾in.
Signed lower left

Inventory Number: Art A5
1900-1949 European Landscape Period 1900-1949 Impressionist/Post Impressionist

See Artist Bio below.

Lucien Adrion
French, 1889-1953

Lucien Adrion was born in Strasbourg, France in 1889 and died in Cologne 1953. Post-Impressionist Lucien Adrion is considered an engraver, watercolorist and painter from the French school. He began his initial studies in Strasbourg as a draftsman.

In 1907, at the age of 18, Lucien traveled to Paris to work for a large drafting company but changed his mind upon arrival. Rather than working for a large company, he decided to peruse his dreams of becoming an artist. Traveling like a vagabond, Lucien would leave Paris for London, Munich and to Frankfort, when the war ended to study.

After the demobilization of Berlin, Lucien would study engraving under Franz Ritter von Struck (1863-1828), who was Marc Chagall’s teacher. He would return to Strasbourg and spend the next thirty years working as a lithographer. Being independent by nature, Adrion would not divert from his decorative paintings of Normandy beaches or scenes of Paris.

E. Benezit, Vol. 1, page 44

Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la Peinture 1820-1920, by

Gerald Schurr & Pierre Cabanne, pg. 32, Tome I, A a H.

Museums and Exhibitions:

Galerie Chéron, Paris; : Salon des Indépendants, Paris; Jardines des Tuileries Salon d’Automne, Paris; Salon des Tuileries, Paris; Society of French Artists; Musee d’ Orsay