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André Lhote Biography


French Cubist painter of figure subjects, portraits, landscapes and still life. He was also active and influential as a teacher and writer on art. André Lhote taught at the Académie Notre-Dame des Champs from 1918 to 1920, and later taught at other Paris art schools, including the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and his own school, Academy André Lhote which he founded in Montparnasse in 1922.

Lhote lectured extensively in France and other countries, including Belgium, England, Italy and, from the 1950s, also in Egypt and Brazil. In Egypt, Lhote worked with Effat Nagy using Egyptian archaeology as subject matter for their work.

His work was rewarded with the Grand Prix National de Peinture for 1955, and the UNESCO commission for sculpture appointed Lhote president of the International Association of Painters, Engravers and Sculptors.

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