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LÉVY, HENRI LÉOPOLD:

French painter; born at Nancy Sept. 23, 1840; pupil of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and of Picot, Cabanel, and Fromentin. His first exhibit was "Hecuba Finding the Body of Her Son Polydorus on the Shore," at the Salon of 1865; at the following Salons he exhibited "Joash Saved from the Massacre of the Grandsons of Athaliah" (1867); "Hebrew Captive Weeping over the Ruins of Jerusalem" (1869); "Herodias" (1872); "Sarpedon"; "The Sermon." For the Church of Saint Merri in Paris he painted mural pieces representing scenes in the life of Saint Denis; these were exhibited at the Exposition of 1878. His "Coronation of Charlemagne" is intended as a mural piece for the Panthéon at Paris. At the International Exposition in 1900 Lévy won a gold medal for his "Eve Plucking the Apple," "Deucalion and Pyrrha," and "Samson and Delilah."

S. J. Ka.
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