On J.-E. LABOUREUR
One French engraver, born in Nantes, is almost better known in the British Isles than he is in France : his name is J.E. Laboureur (1877 - 1943). Although little interested in the army, he was recruited by the Translation and interpretation corps in the French Infantry, and served as an interpreter to the Tommies during WW1; he also documented the daily life on the battlefront (Flanders).
His collection of American types in Saint Nazaire is also extremely interesting :
Before the war-period, Laboureur had been an avant-garde painter:
Tags: engraving, WW 1, Nantes
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