Léon Drucker

1867 1944
(Lituanie) 1867 /   (Unknown) 1944

After her husband died, Léon Drucker’s mother moved to Paris with her three young children. When Léon Drucker was still a teenager, he worked as an apprentice carpenter. At nights, he took evening classes and studied drawing and modeling.

He exhibited his work at the Salon des Artistes Français and at the Salon des Tuileries. At the World Exhibition in Paris, he produced a monument representing work. He travelled to America and to Cuba, where he produced several monuments.

The terrible conditions under which he lived during the Occupation undermined his health. Léon Drucker suddenly died on 1 December 1944.

Following the Liberation, a posthumous exhibition took place at the Salon d’Automne.