Roger Bissiere – Ocre et Blue
(1886- 1964 France)
Ocre et Bleu
Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil – Etching
Roger Bissiere, one of the best-known French artists of the 1950s and 60s, was born at Villereal, Lot-et-Garonne on September 22, 1886, the son of a notary. He started his career as a journalist, writing art reviews for the Parisian weekly “L’Opinion.” He began exhibiting paintings in a cubist style around 1918, and in 1920 wrote the preface to a book on Georges Braque, the first monograph on that artist.
Bissiere was closely associated with the cubist momvement, but achieved major international recognition only in the final years of his life. He is now recognized as a major figure in the history of modern French painting.
Bissiere’s son, Marc-Antoine, also became a well-known painter and graphic artist, who worked under the pseudonym Louttre B. (See Works by Louttre B)
Dimensions: 26 X 20 inches (51 X66 cm)
Signature: Bissiere in pencil lower right – 53/75 lower left
Condition: There are two tape stains one in in the upper right and one in the upper left hand corner. Otherwise Excellent. Image lightly rippled – but this was most likely casued at creation by the wet inks. Some very light aging of margins of sheet.