Léonard Bordes studied at the École Des Beaux-Arts in Rouen under Zacharie. He painted landscapes and seascapes, and was one of the Rouen painters of the School of Normandy. At the same time he had a parallel career as a cellist. He exhibited his work at the Salon des Artists Rouennais from 1919 to 1925 and at the Gallerie Moderne. In 1950 the Museum of Rouen purchased his “Les Chiffoniers” for $15,000. In 2003 his work appeared in the exhibition Around Impressionism: Nineteen Painters from the School of Normandy (Autour de l'Impressionnisme: Dix-Neuf Peintres de l'École Normande) at the Maison des Arts in Antony.
Much more information about the artist is available:
Robert Évreux, Léonard Bordes, sa vie, son œuvre, Éditions des Amateurs rouennais d'art, 1989