Lucien Adrion (French 1889-1953)
Lucien Adrion was born in Strasbourg where he began his initial studies in the arts. In 1907, at the age of 18, he traveled to Paris to work for a large drafting firm, which he quickly realized did not suit his interests. Rather than working for a large company, he decided to persue his dreams of becoming an artist. Lucien would soon leave Paris for London, followed by Munich and later to Frankfurt. After the demobilization of Berlin, Lucien began studying engraving under Franz Ritter von Struck (1863-1828), who was Marc Chagall's teacher. He would later return to Strasbourg and spend the next thirty years working as a lithographer. In 1921, Lucien Adrion had his first one-man exhibition at Galerie Cheron. Being independent by nature, Adrion did not divert from his decorative paintings of Normandy beaches, scenes of Paris, or the Cote D'Azure. He was a regular exhibitor with the Salons des Independents. In 1940, Lucien Adrion exhibited "Jardines des Tuileries" at the Salon d'Automne in Paris , and in 1941 he exhibited several landscapes at the Salon des Tuileries.