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Léon Trousset (1838 - December 29, 1917) was a talented French painter that lived and worked in the Southwest of USA and the North of Mexico from the late 1860's to the early 1900's.
Edan Milton Hughes wrote about Léon in ARTISTS IN CALIFORNIA 1786-1940: ". . . . he was one of the Bohemians on the Monterey Peninsula, he painted with such artists as
Riz, Tavernier and Denny."

His works are held in various places such as:
the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX; Mission Santa Cruz-Holy Cross Church and the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, CA;
Carmel Mission, Carmel, CA; Our Lady of Refuge Church, Castroville, CA; Mission San Luis Obispo Collection; Museo Ce Ciudad Juarez, Juarez, Mexico;
Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe; Smithsonian American Art Museum; The El Paso Museum of Art in Texas;
two artworks are held in the Jorge Alvarez Collection in Juarez, Mexico; and two paintings are held at the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, CA.

Léon Trousset's Works
Biography of Léon Trousset by Claudine Chalmers in her book: Splendide Californie!: Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786-1900
Poems of Léon Trousset (1869, 1874, 1876) written in his own hand
Biography of Léon Trousset by Scott A Shields
A letter from Tracy Trousset to Léon Trousset historians, collectors and curators
Road Trips to see Léon's Work


Thurs, October 4, 2007
Questers view painting they helped restore "Resurrection of Christ", North County Times
April 2006
March 21, 2006
January 08-14, 2006
January 12, 2006
January 11, 2006
La Cronica de Nuevo Mexico, León Trousset: An Itinerant Painter in New Mexico, By R.B. Brown
Two Léon Trousset paintings included in 200th Anniversary of Benito Juarez birthday
El Paso Times picture of the week - Link
Léon Trousset: 'El Pintor De Tierra Adentro' - WebText copy - TempLink - Text
Local El Paso news - Border painter's life a mystery - Link
September 29, 2005
August 20, 2005
January 22, 2005
January 22, 2005
January 20, 2005
Discovering a family treasure at the Mission - Link
Restored painting assumes its original glory - Link - Scan - Large scan
Questions surround oil painting under restoration - Paper copy
Paintings' discovery serendipitous (Trousset paintings at San Luis Rey Mission to be restored.)
Historic Mission artwork to be Restored - Link
June 23, 1990
Celaya Antigua a la Vista del Pintor Leon Trousset PDF - English Version HTML
June 6, 1908
July 25, 1885
January 23, 1885
El Paso Herald: Painting of Las Cruces in the Early Days
Rio Grand Republican
El Paso Times



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