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Louis Abel- Truchet was a French painter working in a realist style. Louis Abel- Truchet was born in Versailles, France in the year 1857.

Truchet learned studied with realist painter Benjamin Constant.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $90,000. The artist worked in oils, pastels, and prints.

Truchet was also a prolific printmaker. The artist created travel posters and produced many etchings over his lengthy career.

Some recurring themes of the artist include women walking their dogs, and the Paris urban landscape as it appeared at the time of the late 19th to early 20th centuries.

In this clip a great montage of works by Louis Abel- Truchet:

The artist was 57 years young when World War One was going on and he decided to enlist in the service. Abel- Truchet won an award for leading troops but was killed in service during the last few months of World War One.

What an interesting life story the artist had. Truchet had great composition skills. He left out many small details in the faces of his people so they seem to be in motion.  Another painter that did a great job at painting people alongside animals was Cecilia Beaux.