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Leopold Franz Kowalski | Genre painter

Léopold Franz Kowalski (1856-1931) was an French-born German painter** known for his canvases depicting genre scenes, figures and landscapes.
Kowalsky was a pupil of Jean Pillard and Henri Lehmann at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
He exhibited regularly in Paris from 1881 at the Salon des Artistes Français.

He became a member of the Salon in 1883 and received a commendation in 1890 and a bronze medal** in 1891.

In 1912 he moved to the Eure region and lived there until he died in the company of his wife and daughter, leaving some fine portraits of them behind.
His landscapes of the Normandy and Brittany countryside often reveal a strong Post-Impressionist inspiration with their qualities of changing light and reflections.