Paul-Emile Lecomte was born in Paris on October
29, 1877. As the son of the early nineteenth century artist, Paul
Lecomte, he was brought up in an environment that revered art.
Paul-Emiles father took special care to teach his son and
develop his artistic talent.
Desiring to learn more about the art, Paul-Emile
received further schooling at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
There he was taught by Cormon and continued to develop his technique
and style. When Paul-Emiles training was completed, he received
the opportunity to take a government position. He was to be employed
by the Ministere de la Marine.
Paul-Emile, however, continued his painting.
He became a member of the Salon des Artistes Francais and every
year he would exhibit his work at the Salon. He continued to receive
praise and recognition for his artistry and in 1902, one of Paul-Emiles
most beautiful paintings won the Gold Medal.
Working in both oils and watercolors, Paul-Emile would often use
soft, muted colors to create paintings that had a tranquil and
peaceful quality to them. He was known to have painted landscapes,
portraits, and seascapes.
Paul-Emile Lecomte died in 1950.
Bibliography: E. Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres,
Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs.