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La Fresnaye, Roger Noël François de

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
La Fresnaye, Roger Noël François de

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 11 July 1885, in Le Mans; died 27 November 1925, in Grasse.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, still-lifes, landscapes.

Puteaux Group, Section d'Or.

Roger Noël François de La Fresnaye studied at the Académie Julian in 1903 where he met Dunoyer de Segonzac, Lotiron, Boussingault and Luc-Albert Moreau. In 1905 he began studying at the École des Beaux-Arts and later enrolled at the Académie Ranson where he was taught by Sérusier and Maurice Denis in 1908. Although declared unfit for service, La Fresnaye joined the army and went to the front during World War I. He contracted tuberculosis there in 1918. He was discharged and in 1919 moved to Grasse with his painter friend Jean-Louis Gampett. He died there as a result of his illness and the wounds he received during the war....

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Subjects: Painting ; Book Arts and Illustration ; Sculpture and Carving ; 20th-Century Art

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