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Georges Rouault
Man with Moustache and Pince-nez from Réincarnations du Père Ubu
Etching and aquatint with roulette

Gift of the artist

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Excerpt from Museum of Modern Art, New York:

Georges Rouault (French, 1871–1958)
Source: Oxford University Press

French painter, draughtsman and printmaker. Although he first came to prominence with works displayed in 1905 at the Salon d’Automne in Paris, in the company of paintings by Henri Matisse and other initiators of Fauvism, he established a highly personal and emotive style. His technique and palette were also highly personal, and they ranged from watercolour blues to a rich, thick application of materials. These demonstrate, in their very complexity, not only originality but also the craft of the artist always in search of a greater form of expression. Even though he never stopped observing mankind, his deep religious feeling allowed him to imbue his work with great spirituality.

© 2009 Oxford University Press

Additional Information:

Portrait of Georges Rouault:
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908–2004)
Georges Rouault, Paris, 1944
Collection: Museum of Modern Art, New York


Georges Rouault, French, (1871-1958)
b. May 27, 1871, Paris
d. 1958

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