Robert-Adrien Delétang 1874-1951

Robert-Adrien Deletang was born in Preuilly-sur-Claise (France) in 1874. He was a French portrait and landscape painter who was particularly drawn to Basque and Spanish scenes and landscapes.

Delétang studied under the French painter Gustave Boulanger (1824-1888) in Paris. While in Paris he exhibited with Salon d'automne and Société nationale des beaux-arts. Internationally, he exhibited in Chicago, Amsterdam and Tokyo.

In the 'Foreign Art Notes' of The American Art News, Vol. 10, no. 17 (13th February 1913) it is noted that 'The Nantes museum has just acquired a beautiful picture by M. Robert Delétang, an artist who has become known through his interesting interpretations of popular Spanish types, generally expressed with striking realism. The museums at Rheims, Chalons-sur-Marne, d'Argentan, all now possess works of this painter'.

His (1934) painting 'Danse Espagnole; Dit Aussi Fandango' is held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen, Normandy, France.

Robert-Adrien Deletang died in Chatellerault (France-Vienna) in 1951, aged 77.