Louis Ernout

1892–1983, French

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Louis Ernout captured the streets and architecture of Paris in his paintings, including his own Galerie Chappe on rue Chappe, in the Montmartre district. His painting of his gallery depicts its location at the base of the steps leading to the monumental Basilica of Sacré-Coeur. There he exhibited only the work of other artists. He resided in the unheated back rooms of the gallery.

Ernout was born in Lille, France. He painted as a child and took up his interest in earnest following the death of his wife and daughter in the early 1970s. He was also an accomplished musician who led an orchestra, composed music, and played the clarinet, dedicating forty-five years to his career in music. He died in Villeneuve-la-Garenne.

Portfolio of Work

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Concours Hippique, n.d.

Oil on canvas

French

Donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum

Eiffel Tower, ca. 1965

Oil on canvas

French

Donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum

A Street With Carriages, n.d.

Oil on canvas

Galerie Chappe, ca. 1965

Oil on canvas

French

Donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum

Concours Hippique, n.d.

Oil on canvas

French

Donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum

Les Animaux, n.d.

Oil on canvas

French

Donated to the Milwaukee Art Museum