Born in Philadelphia, PA on Sept. 12, 1868. Bonnet came from a long line of French artists. His great-uncles Charles and Jean Baptiste Durand were portrait painters and his grandfather, Charles Emite Bonnet, an architect and engineer, was invited from France to assist in designing the U.S. Treasury Building in Washington D.C. Leon Bonnet first studied with his father, who was a professional artist. He then studied at the PAFA under Eliot Clark and Edward Potthast. He had studios in Tuxedo Park, NY and Ogunquit, ME before settling in San Diego in the late 1920s. His early works were mostly marines; however, in California he also painted desert and mountain landscapes. Bonnet died in San Diego on June 22, 1936.

High Rocks

Oil on paper board, 12 x 16"

Inscribed verso: "High Rocks" / circa: 1926 / Leon Bonnet /

Custom framed


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