1899 Lucien-Victor Guirand de Scévola (Sète, France, 14 November 1871-29 March 1950, Paris) ~ Jeune Fille De Face [detail]
From Wiki: “Lucien-Victor Guirand de Scévola was a French painter known for his pioneering leadership of the French Camouflage Department in World War I. de Scévola was a student of Fernand Cormon and Pierre Dupuis at the École des beaux-arts de Paris. de Scévola was a pastellist, remarkable for his silky, velvety and smooth style. Making his only aesthetic concern accuracy of the most naked kind”
(E. Benézit), he left an extensive body of work including scenes of alcoves, landscapes, flowers and society portraits. However his Symbolist-inspired works are particularly esteemed.
He exhibited at the Salon des artistes français. de Scévola was a member of the Société des Pastellistes Français and the Comité de la Société des beaux-arts de Paris. He was made an Officer of the Légion d’honneur in 1914, by which time he was known as an elegant society portrait artist.” More here