Alphonse Legros

Exhibition

03/03/2010 - 24/07/2010

The existence of Aberdeen Art Gallery - which celebrates it 125th anniversary this year - is due in no small part to the famous French artist and Slade Professor of Art Alphonse Legros (1837-1911).

Legros visited Aberdeen in 1880 and expressed his desire for the city to establish a municipal Art Gallery. His generous gift of his own work and that of his pupils later the same year was one of the first donations to the public art collections.

Alphonse Legros