Baruch Lopes Leao De Laguna
(1864 - 1943)
Baruch Lopes Leao De Laguna was active/lived in Netherlands. Baruch Leao De Laguna is known for painting.
Biography Baruch Lopes Leao De Laguna
Baruch Lopes Leão de Laguna (1864-1943)
Born to a Portuguese sephardic family in Amsterdam on February 16, 1864, he was raised in the orphanage of the Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam after both his parents had died when he was only 11 years old. He trained at the Quellinus Art School and then at the National Academy of Fine Arts. To earn a living, Leão Laguna worked in the studio of painter Jacob Meijer de Haan.
Gradually, he became successful and was able to devote himself entirely to his own painting. His first exhibition was held in 1885 at Arti et Amicitiae, a cultural association. His work was well received by both critics and fellow artists. He married Rose Asscher, the daughter of
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