Today marks the anniversary of the death of Henry Lerolle, a French painter, art collector, and patron. Though Lerolle is not as well known as some of his contemporaries, he has recently begun to receive more attention, especially for his large 1888 painting, "The Organ Rehearsal."
1. At the age of 17, Henry Lerolle was a pupil of Louis Lamothe, who also instructed Edgar Degas. Lerolle also studied at AcadÃ©mie Suisse, but never attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. By age 20, though, he was exhibiting... READ ON