About the artist
Michel Léonard Béguine was born on August 9, 1855 in Uxeau (Saône-et-Loire) - died on March 29, 1929
Michel Léonard Béguine's father is a teacher in Uxeau. He entered the School of Fine Arts in Paris where he was a pupil of Aimé Millet and Auguste Dumont. In 1878, he obtained an honorable mention at the Salon des artistes français, then a second class medal in 1887. After a silver medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1889 and that of 1900, and a travel grant to the United United, it was classified out of competition in 1893 at the Chicago World's Fair. A 1st class medal at the Salon of 1902 crowned his career.
He was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor on October 4, 1904.
Died in his Parisian home on March 29, 1929, Michel Léonard Béguine is buried in Paris in the Montparnasse cemetery.
He was a pupil of Dumont and Aimé Millet. He often appeared in foreign exhibitions, in Chicago, Saint-Louis, Brussels and Munich.
Member of the Committee and Jury of the Salon of French Artists in Paris, he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1904