Born in New Orleans, LA on Jan. 27, 1864. Spinal meningitis left Leclercq deaf at age seven. Opting for an art career, he studied at the Cooper Union in NYC and when quite young was apprenticed
to a lithographer. He later settled in San Francisco where he remained until his death on Oct. 24, 1949. He is best known for his pen-and-ink sketches of bicyclists.
Member: San Francisco Art Association.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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