Francois Boucher (art historian)

François Leon Louis Boucher (1885–1966) was a French museum curator and writer.

François Boucher
Born26 November 1885
Paris
Died23 November 1966 (1966-11-24) (aged 80)
Neuilly-sur-Seine
NationalityFrance

Boucher was born in Paris and became curator at the Musée Carnavalet, Paris. He founded the Union française des arts du costume (UFAC) that later merged with the costume museum Musée de la mode et du textile of the Louvre under the guidance of his assistant Yvonne Deslandres.[1] Boucher died in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

WorksEdit

  • Tableau de la France par les écrivains illustres, 1948
  • Histoire du Costume en Occident de l’antiquité à nos jours, 1963-5
  • 20,000 Years of Fashion: The History of Costume and Personal Adornment, (with Yvonne Deslandres), 1966

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Library of Congress entry for Boucher, François, 1885–1966