Edouard Cortes - Paris: Part II
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Arc de TriompheEdouard Léon CortèsArc de Triomphe Arc de TriompheEdouard Léon CortèsArc de Triomphe Arc de TriompheEdouard Léon CortèsArc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe, HiverEdouard Léon CortèsArc de Triomphe, Hiver Arc de Triomphe, NeigeEdouard Léon CortèsArc de Triomphe, Neige Arc de Triomphe, WinterEdouard Léon CortèsArc de Triomphe, Winter
Avenue de lEdouard Léon CortèsAvenue de l'Opera Avenue de lEdouard Léon CortèsAvenue de l'Opera Boulevard de la Madeleine, 1905Edouard Léon CortèsBoulevard de la Madeleine, 1905
Boulevard des ItaliensEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard des Italiens Boulevard Montmartre, Théâtre des VariétésEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard Montmartre, Théâtre des Variétés Boulevard St. Denis, HiverEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard St. Denis, Hiver
BouquinistesEdouard Léon CortèsBouquinistes Cafe de la PaixEdouard Léon CortèsCafe de la Paix Café de la Paix, OperaEdouard Léon CortèsCafé de la Paix, Opera
Champs Elysees, LidoEdouard Léon CortèsChamps Elysees, Lido Champs-Élysées, Arc de TriompheEdouard Léon CortèsChamps-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe Champs-Élysées, LidoEdouard Léon CortèsChamps-Élysées, Lido
Flower Market, MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsFlower Market, Madeleine Flower Market, MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsFlower Market, Madeleine LEdouard Léon CortèsL'Arc de Triomphe vu de l'Avenue Friedland
LEdouard Léon CortèsL'Arc de Triomphe, Hiver La fontaine du Palmier, place du ChâteletEdouard Léon CortèsLa fontaine du Palmier, place du Châtelet Le Moulin Rouge, Place BlancheEdouard Léon CortèsLe Moulin Rouge, Place Blanche
Le Sacré-Coeur au soleil couchantEdouard Léon CortèsLe Sacré-Coeur au soleil couchant Marche aux fleursEdouard Léon CortèsMarche aux fleurs Marche aux fleurs de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsMarche aux fleurs de la Madeleine
Marche aux fleurs, MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsMarche aux fleurs, Madeleine MaximEdouard Léon CortèsMaxim's, Rue Royale, Paris Moulin de la GaletteEdouard Léon CortèsMoulin de la Galette
Moulin RougeEdouard Léon CortèsMoulin Rouge Moulin RougeEdouard Léon CortèsMoulin Rouge Place de lEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de l'Opera in Winter
Place de la BastilleEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Bastille Place de la BastilleEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Bastille Place de la Bastille en HiverEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Bastille en Hiver
Place de la ConcordeEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Concorde Place de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Madeleine Place de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Madeleine
Place de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Madeleine Place de la RepubliqueEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Republique Place de la Republique en HiverEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Republique en Hiver
Place PigalleEdouard Léon CortèsPlace Pigalle Place Pigalle, WinterEdouard Léon CortèsPlace Pigalle, Winter Place St. MichelEdouard Léon CortèsPlace St. Michel
Pont NeufEdouard Léon CortèsPont Neuf Porte St. DenisEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Denis Porte St. DenisEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Denis
Porte St. DenisEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Denis Porte St. MartinEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Martin Quai des Gesvres, Theatre du ChateletEdouard Léon CortèsQuai des Gesvres, Theatre du Chatelet
Quai du LouvreEdouard Léon CortèsQuai du Louvre Quai du Louvre, neigeEdouard Léon CortèsQuai du Louvre, neige Rue du Tertre a MontmartreEdouard Léon CortèsRue du Tertre a Montmartre
Rue RoyaleEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale Rue RoyaleEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale Rue Royale, MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Madeleine
Rue Royale, MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Madeleine Rue Royale, Place de la ConcordeEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Place de la Concorde Rue Royale, Place de la ConcordeEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Place de la Concorde
Théâtre des Variétés Edouard Léon CortèsThéâtre des Variétés Theatre du Gymnase, Boulevard Bonne-NouvelleEdouard Léon CortèsTheatre du Gymnase, Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle Theatre du Gymnase, Boulevard Bonne-NouvelleEdouard Léon CortèsTheatre du Gymnase, Boulevard Bonne-Nouvelle
Theatre du VaudevilleEdouard Léon CortèsTheatre du Vaudeville Theatre du VaudevilleEdouard Léon CortèsTheatre du Vaudeville Rue de la Paix, Place Vendome in the RainEdouard Léon CortèsRue de la Paix, Place Vendome in the Rain
Place VendômeEdouard Léon CortèsPlace Vendôme Arc de Triomphe, Avenue FriedlandEdouard Léon CortèsArc de Triomphe, Avenue Friedland L’Arc de Triomphe, Place de lEdouard Léon CortèsL’Arc de Triomphe, Place de l'Etoile
LEdouard Léon CortèsL'Arc de Triomphe LEdouard Léon CortèsL'Arc de Triomphe LEdouard Léon CortèsL'Arc de Triomphe, Hiver
Boulevard de la Madeleine, WinterEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard de la Madeleine, Winter Cafe de la PaixEdouard Léon CortèsCafe de la Paix Quai du LouvreEdouard Léon CortèsQuai du Louvre
Boulevard de la Madeleine, WinterEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard de la Madeleine, Winter Théâtre du VaudevilleEdouard Léon CortèsThéâtre du Vaudeville Porte St. Denis, ParisEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Denis, Paris
Flower Market at the MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsFlower Market at the Madeleine Théâtre du ChâteletEdouard Léon CortèsThéâtre du Châtelet Les Grands Boulevards, Théâtre des VariétésEdouard Léon CortèsLes Grands Boulevards, Théâtre des Variétés
Bouquinistes de Notre-DameEdouard Léon CortèsBouquinistes de Notre-Dame Boulevard de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard de la Madeleine Théâtre du VaudevilleEdouard Léon CortèsThéâtre du Vaudeville
Place du Theatre de la Comedie FrançaiseEdouard Léon CortèsPlace du Theatre de la Comedie Française Pont-NeufEdouard Léon CortèsPont-Neuf ChateletEdouard Léon CortèsChatelet
Place de la RepubliqueEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Republique La Madeleine, WinterEdouard Léon CortèsLa Madeleine, Winter Gare de lEdouard Léon CortèsGare de l'Est
Place de la RepubliqueEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Republique Rue Royale, Concorde - EveningEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Concorde - Evening Rue Royale, ConcordeEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Concorde
Omnibus on the Place de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsOmnibus on the Place de la Madeleine Quai de la SeineEdouard Léon CortèsQuai de la Seine Rue Royale, ConcordeEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Concorde
Place de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Madeleine Bouquinistes de Notre-DameEdouard Léon CortèsBouquinistes de Notre-Dame Place de ClichyEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de Clichy
Boulevard de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard de la Madeleine Place de l’Opéra in WinterEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de l’Opéra in Winter Place Pigalle, HiverEdouard Léon CortèsPlace Pigalle, Hiver
Théâtre du VaudevilleEdouard Léon CortèsThéâtre du Vaudeville Porte St. DenisEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Denis Les Grands BoulevardsEdouard Léon CortèsLes Grands Boulevards
Le Place de lEdouard Léon CortèsLe Place de l'Opera Champs Élysées, Clémenceau, 1905Edouard Léon CortèsChamps Élysées, Clémenceau, 1905 Rue de RivoliEdouard Léon CortèsRue de Rivoli
Porte St. DenisEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Denis Boulevard de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard de la Madeleine Place St. Michel, Notre DameEdouard Léon CortèsPlace St. Michel, Notre Dame
Place Pigalle, HiverEdouard Léon CortèsPlace Pigalle, Hiver Café de la PaixEdouard Léon CortèsCafé de la Paix Théâtre du Châtelet
Edouard Léon CortèsThéâtre du Châtelet
Place Pigalle, Winter EveningEdouard Léon CortèsPlace Pigalle, Winter Evening Porte St. Denis in WinterEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Denis in Winter Pont-NeufEdouard Léon CortèsPont-Neuf
Théâtre du VaudevilleEdouard Léon CortèsThéâtre du Vaudeville Place de la ConcordeEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Concorde Flower Market, MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsFlower Market, Madeleine
Place de la RepubliqueEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Republique Quai de MontebelloEdouard Léon CortèsQuai de Montebello Rue de la Paix, Place VendômeEdouard Léon CortèsRue de la Paix, Place Vendôme
Place Pigalle, WinterEdouard Léon CortèsPlace Pigalle, Winter Book Sellers Along the SeineEdouard Léon CortèsBook Sellers Along the Seine Quai des TournellesEdouard Léon CortèsQuai des Tournelles
Boulevard de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard de la Madeleine Place de Clichy in WinterEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de Clichy in Winter Rue Royale, WinterEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Winter
Flower Seller at the MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsFlower Seller at the Madeleine Cafe de la PaixEdouard Léon CortèsCafe de la Paix Pont-NeufEdouard Léon CortèsPont-Neuf
Rue de Rivoli, 1905Edouard Léon CortèsRue de Rivoli, 1905 Rue de RivoliEdouard Léon CortèsRue de Rivoli Place de la BastilleEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Bastille
Gare de lEdouard Léon CortèsGare de l'Est, 1900 Place du Tertre, Sacre CoeurEdouard Léon CortèsPlace du Tertre, Sacre Coeur Theatre du VaudevilleEdouard Léon CortèsTheatre du Vaudeville
Le Boulevard et la Porte St. DenisEdouard Léon CortèsLe Boulevard et la Porte St. Denis Rue Royale, MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Madeleine Boulevard de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard de la Madeleine
Cafe de la PaixEdouard Léon CortèsCafe de la Paix Gare de lEdouard Léon CortèsGare de l'Est Madeleine and Rue Royale, ParisEdouard Léon CortèsMadeleine and Rue Royale, Paris
Place St. Michel, Notre DameEdouard Léon CortèsPlace St. Michel, Notre Dame Champs-ElyseesEdouard Léon CortèsChamps-Elysees Concorde and Rue Royale, 1900Edouard Léon CortèsConcorde and Rue Royale, 1900
Porte St. MartinEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Martin Porte St. Martin, WinterEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Martin, Winter Quai de Montebello, in WinterEdouard Léon CortèsQuai de Montebello, in Winter
Place de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Madeleine Place du TertreEdouard Léon CortèsPlace du Tertre Les Bouquinistes de Notre-DameEdouard Léon CortèsLes Bouquinistes de Notre-Dame
Cafe de la Paix, Opera - WinterEdouard Léon CortèsCafe de la Paix, Opera - Winter Chatelet in WinterEdouard Léon CortèsChatelet in Winter Les Trios QuartiersEdouard Léon CortèsLes Trios Quartiers
Quai du Louvre in WinterEdouard Léon CortèsQuai du Louvre in Winter Rue Royale, Concorde in WinterEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Concorde in Winter Quai de Montebello, Notre DameEdouard Léon CortèsQuai de Montebello, Notre Dame
Place de lEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de l'Opera, Paris Porte St. Martin, HiverEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Martin, Hiver Place de la BastilleEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Bastille
Metro George V, Champs ElyseesEdouard Léon CortèsMetro George V, Champs Elysees Place de la BastilleEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Bastille Avenue de lEdouard Léon CortèsAvenue de l'Opera
Place de la RepubliqueEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Republique Theatre du VaudevilleEdouard Léon CortèsTheatre du Vaudeville Place de la Madeleine et rue CambonEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Madeleine et rue Cambon
Arc de TriompheEdouard Léon CortèsArc de Triomphe The PantheonEdouard Léon CortèsThe Pantheon Pont NeufEdouard Léon CortèsPont Neuf
Place de la BastilleEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Bastille Boulevard de la Madeleine, WinterEdouard Léon CortèsBoulevard de la Madeleine, Winter Porte St. Martin, SpringtimeEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Martin, Springtime
Porte St. DenisEdouard Léon CortèsPorte St. Denis Flower Market, MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsFlower Market, Madeleine Champs Elysees, LidoEdouard Léon CortèsChamps Elysees, Lido
Place de la ConcordeEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Concorde Place de ClichyEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de Clichy Notre DameEdouard Léon CortèsNotre Dame
Place de la MadeleineEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Madeleine Place Pigalle, WinterEdouard Léon CortèsPlace Pigalle, Winter The PantheonEdouard Léon CortèsThe Pantheon
The PantheonEdouard Léon CortèsThe Pantheon Place St. Michel, Notre DameEdouard Léon CortèsPlace St. Michel, Notre Dame Rue Royale, Place de la ConcordeEdouard Léon CortèsRue Royale, Place de la Concorde
Place de la ConcordeEdouard Léon CortèsPlace de la Concorde Champs Elysees, Arc de TriompheEdouard Léon CortèsChamps Elysees, Arc de Triomphe  

 

Cortès was born in Lagny, France on April 26, 1882. During his early lifetime, Paris was the center of the art world. Artist from across the globe traveled there to study and paint it’s beautiful countryside and cities; views of Paris, or as it became known ‘the City of Lights’, were in great demand by both collectors and tourists. Edouard Cortès, along with other artists like: Eugene Galien-Laloue (1854-1941), Luigi Loir (1845-1916) and Jean Beraud (1849-1936) answered their call. Specializing in Paris street scenes, each of these artists captured the city during its heyday and continued with these scenes well into the 20th century.

Edouard was the son of Antonio Cortès – the Spanish Court painter – who was himself the son of the artisan André Cortès. Antonio was born in Seville in 1827 and established himself as a painter of rural genre. In 1855 he traveled to Paris for the Exposition Universelle and was drawn to the town of Lagny-sur-Marne – where he settled. He continued to paint scenes reminiscent of Troyon, Jacque and Van Marcke. Antonio had three children - Édouard, Henri and Jeanne - and while all had artistic talent, it was Édouard who had the passion.

Antonio began teaching Edouard at an early age and enrolled him in a private elementary school where he continued his schooling until the age of 13. From this point on he devoted his life to art – working and studying with both his father and older brother. In 1899, at the age of 16, he exhibited his first work at the Société des Artistes Français entitled La Labour. The work was well received by the critics and the public - helping establish Édouard’s favorable reputation in Paris.

It was at the turn of the century, c.1900, that he began to paint the scenes that he would become most famous for – Paris’ streets and monuments. One of the more prolific artists of his time, Cortès found his niche and stayed with it. His views of Paris are among the most telling and beautiful images of this genre; capturing the city during all it’s seasons for more than 60 years.

Edouard married Fernande Joyeuse in 1914 and had a child – Jacqueline Simone in 1916. Fernande died in 1918 and shortly thereafter Édouard decided to marry his sister-in-law Lucienne Joyeuse. They settled in Paris and Edouard continued to paint views of Paris. By the mid 1920’s, Edouard and his family moved back to Lagny (in Normandy) and he began painting scenes of country life - including landscapes, interior scenes and still lives. He was an active member of the Union des Beaux-Arts de Lagny and was the Unions first president. Their inaugural exhibition was held in 1927 and Cortès continued to exhibit there until the late 1930’s.

During this period he received many awards, gained great notoriety and was a frequent exhibitor at the exhibition halls in Paris, including the Salon d’Automne, Salon d’Hiver, Salon de la Société Nationale de l’Horticulture and Salon des Indépendants.

During the years of World War II, Cortès and his family spent their time in Cormelles-le-Royal (in Normandy) in an attempt to remove themselves from the harsh realities of war. By the early 1950’s he had relocated to Lagny, where he would remain for the rest of his life.

His beautiful depictions of Paris were always in demand and he continued to paint them until his death in 1969.

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