Lucien Adrion



330[1]Lucien Adrion was born in Strasbourg, France in 1889 and died in Cologne in 1953. A Post Impressionist Lucien Adrion is considered an engraver, watercolorist and French painter from the French School. He began his initial studies in Strasburg as a draftsman. In 1907, at the age of 18 Lucien traveled to Paris to work for a large drafting company but changed his mind upon arrival. Rather than working for a large company he decides to pursue his dreams of becoming an artist. Traveling like a vagabond, Lucien left Paris for London, Munich and then to Frankfurt, where the war had ended and he would study. After to demobilization of Berlin, Lucien became an apprentice engraver to Herman Struck, who was a teacher of Marc Chagall. In 1919, he returned to his home town and finally settled in Paris where he allied himself primarily with Chaim Soutine, Michel Kikoine and Krè Mègne.

Lucien Adrion had his first one-man exhibition at Galerie Cheron.  He exhibited regularly at the Salon des Indépendents, D’Automne and des Tuileries.

Being independent by nature, Adrion would not divert from his decorative painting of Normandy beaches or Paris scenes (his favorite subject). He took pleasure in painting external scenes as the subjects of his work, showing a particular fondness for the picturesque aspects of the Parisian landscape, beach scenes and horse races.  His relaxed and appealing style was enhanced by a late Post-Impressionist technique and he was a prolific producer of work.


  • 1921     Galerie Chéron (solo)
  • 1926     Indépendents Cologne
  • 1940     Salon d’Automne
  • 1941     Salon des Tuileries


E. Benezit, Vol. 1, page 44 Dictionnarie des Petits Maitres de la Peinture 1820-1920, by Gerald Schurr & Pierre Cabanne, pg. 32, Tome I, A a H