Artists
Лорансен Мари / Marie Laurencin ★

Лорансен Мари / Marie Laurencin ★

  (1883-1956)   Мари Лорансен родилась 31 октября 1883 года в Париже. Мари была незаконнорожденной дочерью Альфреда Станисласа Туле (Alfred Stanislas Toulet, 1839-1905), государственного служащего из семьи высокопоставленных чиновников – он сам был главным налоговым инспектором Парижа, его братья также занимали солидные государственные должности. Когда родилась Мари, Туле было 45 лет, он был вдвое старше...
Vera Rokhlina (Rockline) ★

Vera Rokhlina (Rockline) ★

(1896-1934) Painter and graphic artist.     Vera Nikolayevna Rokhlina (Rockline, née Schlesinger) was born in Moscow in 1896. Her father was Russian and her mother French. She received professional training in Moscow at the studio of Ilya Mashkov, who considered her one of his most gifted students. Afterwards Vera continued her studies in Kiev,...
George Grosz (Georg Groß) ★

George Grosz (Georg Groß) ★

Life and Work 1893 – George Grosz is born to Karl and Maria (Schultze) Groß in Berlin on July 26. 1898 – His family moves to Stolp (Słupsk), Pomerania. 1900 – His father dies, and his mother with children moves to Berlin. 1902 – They return to Stolp, where George attends an industrial school and Sunday drawing school. 1909 –...
André Derain ★

André Derain ★

André Derain was born on June 17, 1880, in rue Saint Germain in Chatou, a small town ten kilometers west of Paris. His father was a milkman well respected in the community: in 1884 he was elected to the town council. André was educated at the Saint Croix private school of Le Vesinet and the...
Raoul Dufy ★

Raoul Dufy ★

Raoul-Ernest-Joseph Dufy was born at Le Havre on June 3, 1877. The Dufy family with their artistic and especially musical interests undoubtedly contributed to an early awareness of Raoul’s creative vocation. His father, an employee of a small metalworks, played the organ at the church and led the choir. Raoul’s brothers were also to devote...
Georges Rouault ★

Georges Rouault ★

1871 – Born in Paris on May 27, 1871. 1885 – His parents apprenticed Georges Rouault to stained glass maker Tamoni and then another stained glass maker, Hirsch. 1885 – Rouault attended evening classes at the École des Arts Décoratifs. 1891 – Transferred to Elie Delaunay’s studio at the École des Beaux Arts. 1892 –...
André Masson ★

André Masson ★

(1896 – 1987) Painter, graphic artist, engraver, illustrator, sculptor, monumentalist. Born in Balagny-sur-Thérain, France. 1908 – finished drawing courses at the Brussels School of Decorative Arts and enrolled at the Arts Academy. 1912-14 – attended the Paris École des Beaux-Arts. 1915-17 – fought at the front. 1941-5 – lived in the USA. Died in Paris....
Lucien Clergue ★

Lucien Clergue ★

Lucien Clergue was born into the family of a grocer in Arles, southern France, on August 14, 1934. His parents separated when Lucien was 7. His mother was disabled and all her life dreamed of a better lot for her son. She wanted him to be famous and to have a career in the arts....
Jules Pascin ★

Jules Pascin ★

(1885-1930) Julius Mordecai Pincas, known as Jules Pascin or the “Prince of Montparnasse”, was born in the Bulgarian town of Vidin on March 31, 1885. His father Marcus was a Spanish-Sephardic Jew, and his mother Sophie was of Serbian and Italian descent. The father was a successful grain dealer with 11 children, of which Julius...
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