1910 Tourcoing/France – 2000 Wasquehal/France
Eugène Leroy experiences a variety of artistic trends until his late death. He is a contemporary of Malevich, Duchamp, Picasso, Pollock, Freud and Baselitz. In 1931 he began his artistic training at the École des Beaux-Arts of Lille and Paris, but finds himself mainly self-taught to his specific painting. The result is an oeuvre whose motives are neither resolved in perfect non-objectivity nor are they concretely recognizable. Leroy cares little about the much-discussed ideological separation of figuration and abstraction.