Edouard CORTES

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FrenchBorn Edouard,Léon CORTES

French post-impressionist artist

Born on August 06, 1882 in Lagny, France , France

Died on November 26, 1969 in Lagny, France

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Cortès was born in Lagny-sur-Marne, about twenty miles east of Paris. His father, Antonio Cortès, had been a painter for the Spanish Royal Court.



In 1914 Cortès married Fernande Joyeuse, with whom he had a daughter in 1916.

...   Cortès was born in Lagny-sur-Marne, about twenty miles east of Paris. His father, Antonio Cortès, had been a painter for the Spanish Royal Court.



In 1914 Cortès married Fernande Joyeuse, with whom he had a daughter in 1916.



Although Cortès was a pacifist, when war came close to his native village he was compelled to enlist in a French Infantry Regiment at the age of 32. As a contact agent Cortès was wounded by a bayonet, evacuated to a military hospital, and awarded the Croix de Guerre. After recovery he was the reassigned to utilize his artistic talent to sketch enemy positions. Later in life his convictions led him to refuse the Légion d'Honneur from the French Government. In 1919 he was demobilized.



His wife had died in 1918 and he soon married his sister-in-law Lucienne Joyeuse.



Cortès lived a simple life amid a close circle of friends. He died on November 28, 1969 in Lagny, and has a street named in his honor.



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