Collection: Georges Rouault
Rouault was a French painter, printmaker, ceramicist, and maker of stained glass, drawing inspiration from French medieval masters, united religious and secular traditions neglected since the Renaissance. After studying at the Paris École des Arts Décoratifs, he apprenticed in a glazier’s workshop, a position that greatly influenced his mature style as a painter through his work on the restoration of medieval stained-glass windows. Rouault’s early style was academic, while his later style was developed under the influence of van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne. He is largely known for his skill in watercolor, with dominant blues, dramatic lighting, and emphatic forms, but also thrived with his later use of oil as a medium with thick, rich, and sensuous paint layers.