Laurens, Paul Albert

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Laurens, Paul Albert Gender: M
born on 18 January 1870 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°05' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°14 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 00°39'

Paul Albert Laurens (1893)


French painter who was the eldest son of painter Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921).

Around 1912, with his father and a student of his, Ulysses Ravaut, Laurens worked to decorate the Capitole at the request of the municipality of Toulouse.

During the First World War, he worked with other artists including Dunoyer de Segonzac, Forain, Georges Paul Leroux (brother of Auguste Leroux), Abel Truchet, Henri Callot, Avy and Devambez on camouflage within the armed forces and their work served as a model for the Allied armies.

Laurens was Professor of Drawing at the École Polytechnique between 1919 and 1934. was appointed member of the French Academy of Fine Arts in 1933.

Among his students were Jean Bertholle, Yvonne Kleiss-Herzig, René Marie Castaing, Robert Lepeltier, Raoul Dastrac, Albert Demarest, Monique Cras, Lucien Simon, Yvon Dieulafé, Roger Marius Debat, Lucien-Victor Delpy, Achener Maurice, Jean Jules Louis Cavaillès, Lucienne Capdevielle, André Leroux, Nicolas Untersteller, Feyhaman Duran, Pierre Langlade and Dominique Frassati.

He died on 27 September 1934, aged 64, in Toulon.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (6th arr., acte n° 191) from the online Paris archives.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)