Leloir, Maurice

1853 – 1940

Born into a family of artists, Maurice Leloir continued the tradition as an illustrator, watercolorist, draftsman and printmaker.  He was active in the Salon des Artistes Français and founder and president of the Société de l’Histoire du Costume. He was a prolific book illustrator and collector of fashion prints.

In 1929 Leloir traveled to Hollywood to work on Douglas Fairbanks’ last silent film “The Iron Mask”, an experience he recounted in his memoir “Five Months in Hollywood with Douglas Fairbanks”.