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MENTON, GARAVAN.

Oil on canvas: 34 cm x 26 cm.
Framed size: 51 cm x 43 cm.
Signed.

by ROGER MARCEL LIMOUSE FRENCH, 1894-1989.

Illustrated on page 33 in Nicholas wine catalogue for 1958.

Roger Marcel Limouse was born in Collo, in the French department of Constantine, Algeria, in 1894. When he was ten years old the family moved to Tunis, where he discovered the works of two contemporary artists working there, and who inspired his intense desire to become an artist.

After the First World War, in 1919, Roger Limouse commenced his artistic studies with the artist Paul-Albert Laurens at the Académie Julian in Paris, where he remained for three years. He exhibited for the first time in 1924 at the Salon des Artistes Français and the Salon d'Automne.

He continued to exhibit regularly at the two Salons, and also at the Salon des Indépendants, and the Salon des Tuileries. He was elected a member of the Salon d'Automne in 1933. 

Roger Limouse divided his time between Paris and Menton, with frequent visits to Morroco, Italy and Spain, and also Madagascar, finding the southern light and vibrant colour a great source of inspiration.

In 1948 he was made a professor at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, a post he held until 1964. In 1949 a book was published 'Avec les Peintres de la Réalite Poétique' by Giselle d'Assailly, covering the work of eight artists, who all shared a figurative style, with the use of strong colour, and influenced by Fauvism.

Roger Limouse was the eldest member and the last survivor of the group. The have been many retrospective exhibitions of the group, the most recent being held in St Cloud (Paris) at the Musée de l'Abbaye in 2012.

Roger Limouse illustrated many books by various authors, including 'Les Fleurs du Mal' by Charles Baudelaire, a work which he found to be a life-long inspiration.  In 1987 an exhibition of his illustrations for the book was held in Chester, which was officially opened by the Duke of Westminster in the presence of the artist.  Indeed, he exhibited widely throughout his career, in Paris, throughout France, Switzerland and Japan.

The critic Francois Daulte said of his work "to render with force what he sees, he asks for nothing other than the extreme simplicity of forms and the intensity of colour. He organises his canvas in such a way as to express his emotion as simply and directly as possible."

Roger Limouse died in Paris in 1989.

Museums:

État (France).

Musée Toulouse-Lautrec (Albi).

Musée d'Alger (Algérie).

Musée d'Art Moderne (Paris).

Musée de Constantine (Alger).

Musée d'Helsinki (Finlande).

Musée de Limoges.

Musée Fabre (Montpellier).

Musée national du Luxembourg (Paris).

Musée de Rodez.

Musée de Tossa (Espagne).

Musée d'art moderne de Céret.

 

Exhibition History:

1928: Galerie Nadette Monthieu (Paris) Cavailles et Limouse.

1933: Nouvelle galerie Simonson (Paris).

1936: Salle des Artistes de ce temps au Petit-Palais (Paris) Cavailles et Limouse.

1937: Galerie Barreiro et Galerie Druet (Paris).

1938: Galerie de l'Élysée (Paris).

1941: Galerie Berri-Raspail (Paris). Galerie Van der Klip (Paris).

1943-1948-1951-1953: Galerie Bernier (15 avenue de Messine Paris).

1953: Crane Gallery (Manchester) Cavailles, Limouse, Caillard, Chapelain-Midy.

1957: Salle des Remparts (La Tour-de-Peilz - Suisse) Les Peintres de la réalité poétique.

1963: Musée Galliera, Paris, Salon des peintres témoins de leur temps, 1963.

1965: Galerie Drouant (Paris).

1972: Musée de Saint-Denis12. Galerie des Granges (Genève) Les Peintres de la réalitépoétique.

1977: Galerie Artcurial (Paris)12. Galerie Daimaru (Tokyo) Les Peintres de la réalité poétique.

1984: Palais de l'Europe (Menton).

1985: Galerie Triade (Barbizon) Les Peintres de la réalité poétique.

1987: Galerie Jean-Pierre Joubert (Paris) Les Peintres de la réalité poétique.

1994: Palexpo (Genève) Les Peintres de la réalité poétique.

2011: Musée des beaux-arts de Gaillac Les Peintres de la réalité poétique.

2012: Musée Faure (Aix-les-Bains). Musée de l'Abbaye (Saint-Claude) Les Peintres de la réalité poétique.

Price

£6500.00

Condition report

Very Fine

Stock number

5249

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