worsley fine art

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biography

abel villard                                          1871 - 1969

He was a french artist who like his father Jean-Marie Villard also taught painting and drawing. He spent most of his life in Quimper which is the ancient capital of La Cornouaille, Brittany's most traditional region. He created the Union Artistique there, then in 1946, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1967 he received the Legion of Honor in recognition of his cultural activities.