Leon Trousset (1838 - 1917)
Leon Trousset was born in France around 1838 (exact date unknown) and died in Juarez, Mexico, of arteriosclerosis on December 29, 1917. By the late 1860s, Trousset was working in Texas and Arizona, and in 1874 he was in Mazatlan, Mexico. Arriving in San Francisco in 1877, Trousset was related to the Vierra family of Moss Landing. As one of the Bohemians on the Monterey Peninsula, he caroused and painted with such artists as Rix, Tavernier, and Denny during the 1880s. His rare works include scenes of northern California and New Mexico.