Inventory for Leon Rene Pescheret (1892-1971)
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Leon Rene Pescheret was a British-American designer, watercolorist, etcher, and illustrator. Pescheret began his studies at the Royal College of Engraving in Kensington and latter at the Battersea Polytechnic (now called the University of Surrey) in London. By the 1920's he was attending the Art Institute of Chicago studying interior design under French artist/muralist Albert Francis Fleury. Pescheret removed himself from interior design work and devoted his business to etching full-time by 1930. While exhibiting in 1933 at the Century of Progress, he became interested in color etchings. To study this craft, he returned to Europe and became the private pupil of Roger Hebbelinck, a famous color etcher, and gained practical knowledge in doing one and multiple plate work. He lived in Whitewater, Wisconsin, from 1936 to 1967, Pescheret relocated to Tucson, Arizona, where he died on February 23, 1971.