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Jean-Paul Alaux

"A pupil of Victor Laloux at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Jean-Paul Alaux graduated in 1903. He exhibited works from 1897, first at the Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts, then between 1901 and 1909 Salon des Artistes français where he received the "Honorable Mention" in 1904; Finally, five times, between 1905 and 1920, at the Salon of the Society of Friends of the Arts of Bordeaux.

Alaux devoted himself more to teaching. When he married the American Agnes Moore in 1910 he was already professor of architecture at the Carnegie Technical Schools Institute in Pittsburgh, USA.

On the return of the First World War, Jean-Paul Alaux took part in the creation of the American art schools of Fontainebleau, next to Nadia Boulanger . He was professor of architecture from 1923 to 1939, then president from 1946 to 1951. According to his nephew Jean-Pierre, "this was the great work of his life."

An indefatigable traveler, a lover of nature and art, collector and humanist, Jean-Paul Alaux has created and distributed several awards and legacies in favor of artists. "