François Legrand Biography

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.