Place de la Bastille, Paris
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Luigi Loir ( 1845 - 1916)
Luigi Loir, christened Aloys François Joseph Loir, was born in Goritz, Austria, of French parents. Precociously, at the age of eight, Loir was studying at the l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Parma before in 1863 moving to Paris. Here he studied with Jean Pastelot (1830-1870) a painter of decorative scenes who exhibited at the Salon between 1846-1870.