1871 Paris – 1958 Paris
It is not easy to categorise the work of the French artist Georges Rouault. He belonged to the École de Paris circle of artists and is often included amongst the Fauvists. After an apprenticeship as glass painter he studied from 1890 at the Ècole des Arts décoratifs and subsequently at the École nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris under Elie Delaunay and then later under Gustave Moreau. After Moreau’s death in 1898 Rouault became lifelong conservator of the Musée Moreau.