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Georges Rouault (1871-1958) VIEW BIOGRAPHY CLOSE BIOGRAPHY

Rouault worked in stained glass until 1890 when he decided to become a
painter. He attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts, studying under Gustave
Moreau. His early work concentrated on religious themes but gradually his
subject matter broadened to include whores, clowns, and acrobats and in
1908, a series concentrating on the law courts. At this time he met Vollard,
the art dealer, who purchased everything in Rouault’s studio and from that
time onward exerted an enormous influence over him, including the
development and expansion of Rouault’s graphic and illustrative work.

Instead of following the disparate art movements that had developed in
France, Rouault was one of the few artists who continued the romantic,

Clown et Enfant - Georges Rouault

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