|Name Horace de|
|Died August 7, 1897, Paris, France|
Books The training of the memory in art and the education of the artist
Similar People Paul Landowski, Patrick Raynaud, Leon Moussinac, Richard Peduzzi, Jean‑Jacques Bachelier
Horace Lecoq de Boisbaudran (May 14, 1802 – August 7, 1897) was a French artist and teacher.
He was born in Paris. Boisbaudran was admitted in 1819 to the École des Beaux-Arts where he studied under Peyron and Guillon Lethière. He exhibited at the Salon in 1831 and 1840, and became a professor at the academy.
As a drawing instructor he became known for his innovative method which emphasized memorization. His students were instructed to visit the Louvre, where they were to carefully study a painting in order to reproduce it from memory later, in the studio. This exercise was intended to help the student to discover his own visual language.
Among Lecoq de Boisbaudran's best-known students were Rodin, Fantin-Latour, and Alphonse Legros. Others who studied with him include Jules Chéret, Léon Lhermitte, Jean-Charles Cazin, Jules Dalou and Oscar Roty. Lecoq de Boisbaudran died in Paris on August 7, 1897.