Galerie Jeanne-Bucher / Jaeger Bucher

Roger Bissière

(French, 1886–1964)

floréal by roger bissière

Roger Bissière

Floréal, 1962

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la chanson des rues by roger bissière

Roger Bissière

La chanson des rues, 1946–1947

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Born in Villeréal, Lot-et-Garonne, France
Studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, France
1910 - 1911
Studied at the École des Beaux-arts, Paris, France
Wrote exhibition reports for the weekly Parisian newspaper L'Opinion
1918 - 1920
Painted several Cubist paintings; participated in a group exhibition held at the Galerie Berthe Weill, and sold his first painting; began exhibiting regularly at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants and at the Salon d'Automne (until 1923); wrote the preface of a book about Georges Braque edited by Léonce Rosenberg (Effort moderne publications); first issue of the magazine L'Esprit Nouveau, founded by Le Corbusier, was published, with his notes about Seurat’s art; his notes about Ingres were in the fourth issue, and his notes about Corot were in the ninth issue
Married Catherine Lucie Lotte, nicknamed Mousse; ended his collaboration with L'Opinion
Served as a painting and sketching teacher at the Ranson Academy; at the recommendation of Maurice Denis, he took part in an exhibition at the Eugène Druet gallery, and participated in group exhibitions (until 1937)
Opened a fresco workshop at the Ranson Academy
After the outbreak of World War II, Bissière took refuge in his house in Lot; the war greatly affected him and he stopped painting for a while
After a double glaucoma surgery, he painted a series of small paintings using egg as medium; he participated in a highly successful exhibition at Jeanne Bucher gallery in Paris


Jeanne-Bucher Gallery (solo)
Retrospective, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Jeanne-Bucher Gallery (solo)

Public Collections

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Kunsthaus Zürich
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris
Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Sprengel Museum, Hannover
Tate Gallery, London


Bissière: Catalogue Raisonné 1886-1939, Isabelle and Virginie Duval, Ides et Calendes, Neuchatel