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Ã?tampes (France), 1951 -
Established French figurative painter.
Francois Legrand studied fine art at the University of Paris and painting with Philippe Lejeune in Estampes. He taught drawing at the Orleans Scholl of Fine Art and in Rabat, Morocco. Legrand is a committee member at the Taylor Foundation, The Society of French Artists and the Orleans Society of Artists.
Selected solo shows:
Orleans Town Council
Galeria de Arte Ansorena, Madrid
Odisseas Gallery, Elytis, Athens French Institute in colaboration with Athens City Council and the Lafarge Group
Galeria Inter-Atrium, Porto, Portugal
Chateau de Ville D?Avray, France
Galeria Ines Bonlieu, Beaune, France
Galeria Philippe Fregnac, Paris
Retrospecitve, "Orangerie de Bagatelle", organised by Paris City Council in association with Agfa and the B.N.P.
Retrospective, Dourdan Museum, Esonne, France
Robert Musson Gallery, Orleans, France
Millet-Lapeyrade Gallery, Orleans
Ã?tampes Museum, Estampes, France
Prizes and awards:
1979: 1st prize, Taylor Foundation
1981: David Weill drawing prize ?Fine Arts Academy, France
1982: 1st SAR Prince Rainier Prize, Grand International Art Prize, Montecarlo, Monaco
1982: 1st Prize, City of Orleans.
1983: Paul Louis Weiller Portrait Prize for a painter under the age of 35.
1984: Gold Medal, Society of French Artists, Paris
1985: Finez Prize, Taylor Foundation
1986: 2nd Fould Stirbey Prize, Fine Arts Academy, France
1986: Gran Premio Rene Beja de la Fundacion Taylor
1986: 1st Prize, A. e B.Noufflard
1989: Paul Louis Weiller Portrait Prize, Fine Arts Academy, France
1989: Lila Ascheson Wallace Prize, Reader's Digest Foundation
1991: Dagnan Prize, Bouveret, French Institute.
1992: Balleroy Prize, French Institute.