- ROUX GASTON-LOUIS
GASTON-LOUIS ROUX (Provins 1904 – Paris 1988) Since 15 years old he studied at Académie Ranson, where he had as teachers the painters Maurice Denis and Paul Sérousier. He started to work on the illustrations of Les souvenirs d’egotisme, de Stendhal (1924) and on Les exploits d’un jeune Don Juan, de Apollinaire (1926). When he was 23 he was hired by Kahnweiler and in 1929 he has his first exhibition with a great success. His great moment was at the surrealist period, but in 1950 he decided to return to the figurative paintings, fact, that ends his relation with Kahnweiler. His work often is divided in two parts: Kahnweiler’s period and the other. It’s in the first period, where his best works can be find, nevertheless his paintings have been quite hide and no-information left his work confined. Roux had several one man shows together with all Kahnweiler’s artists: Picasso, Masson, Braque, Gris, Léger, Derain, etc. His work had appeared in many Roger Vitrac’s articles and in several Cahiers d’Art publications.