Jules Marie Auguste Leroux, 1871-1954
Auguste Leroux was considered a portrait and historical painter from the French school. He was born in Paris on April 14, 1871 and died in 1925. Leroux studied with Bonnat. He became an important figure at the Salon des Artistes Francais and was elected into full membership in 1904. He won numerous awards in his short-lived career. He was also an illustrator of numerous books throughout his career.