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Leon Emile Fernand Danchin (1887-1939)

Leon Dancin (French) was born in Lille in 1887, studied sculpture at L'Ecole des Beaux Art in Paris and was accepted by the Salon des Artists from the age of sixteen.

Whilst contuing with his scupture, he devoted much of his time to drawing, painting, watercolours and engraving. His specific interest developed towards country scenes with particular attention to dogs. Danchin's work is widely recognised as some of the finest when it comes to the canine species. He specialised in sporting dogs and his works are now found in some of the most prestigious houses in the world. He had a fine eye for detail and expression, indicating a true understanding of the breeds featured.

Leon Danchin died in 1939 at Bergues, where he is now buried.

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