R. S. Johnson Fine Art

Marcel Gromaire

(French, 1892–1971)

nu dans un paysage (nude in a forest) by marcel gromaire

Marcel Gromaire

Nu dans un paysage (Nude in a Forest), 1921

Biography

Timeline

1892
Marcel Gromaire was born in Noyelles-sur-Sambre (North).
1909
After his classical studies at Douai, then in Paris where his father was a teacher at the Buffon High School, Gromaire receives his baccalauréat in law and then quickly abandons a judiciary career path.
1910
He frequents some studios in Montparnasse.
1912
He performs his military service in Lille. The war begins and during his six years in the army, he is hurt (1916) at la Somme.
1919
Gromaire returns to Paris and he ensures the cinematographic criticism of the "Crapouillot".
1920
The notoriety of Gromaire is established and it is a meeting with Dr. Girardin who during 10 years, will buy (by contract) the whole of his production. When Dr. Girardin passed away in 1953, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris received 78 oil paintings as well as some watercolors from him.
1933
Retrospective at the Kunsthalle de Bâle: it confirms his body of work.
1937
Paris, Exposition Internationale: orders from the State
1939 - 1944
He resides at Aubusson and participates in the renewal of the tapestry movement with Jean Lurçat.
1947
He begins exhibiting at the Galerie Louis Carré