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Cortes was born on August 6, 1882, in Lagny-sur-Marne, about twenty miles east of Paris. Edouard Cortès was born into a family of painters. His grandfather, Andrés Cortès (1800-1861) was an “academician of the Holy Isabel of Sevilla. His father, Antonio Cortés, had been a painter for the Spanish Royal Court.
Edouard Cortes showed exceptional talent as a child. He received his early training in his father's studio and then enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. At the age of sixteen he was accepted into the Salon des Artistes Français. In 1902, during his first major exhibition, he was immediately recognized as a master of style and was awarded both the silver and gold medals.


"L'Arc de Triomphe vu de L' Avenue Friedland, 1951" 13" x 18"

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