Roger-Maurice Grillon French, 1881-1938

Roger-Maurice Grillon was a painter and printmaker from Poitiers, where his   father was a lithographic printer. Grillon trained as an artist with his   father before entering the École des Beaux-Arts, where his previous ideas of art   were shaken by the work of artists such as Marquet and Matisse. The work of   Renoir also re-orientated Grillon to Impressionism, or   neo-Impressionism. He abandoned academic teaching, preferring to attend workshops and academies where the teaching was more independent, and where he met Matisse , Marquet , Linaret , Gublin , etc.. By 1904, Roger Grillon exhibited at Salon of French Artists , but soon abandoned this venue, preferring to show his work at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants and the Salon d'Automne . In 1926 , the Galerie Weil devoted an exhibition to his work. He left Paris to settle first in Ceret , then to St. Paul de Vence , then Prades (from 1922-1927) and finally Lagrasse in the Corbières until his death on June 19, 1938 Paris. By 1939, Raymond Escholier organized a retrospective of his work at the Petit Palais in Paris, exhibiting paintings, drawings and prints. Indeed, Roger Grillon illustrated several books, Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis  (1921, woodcut), The child who was afraid of Neighbors (1926, etching), Perpignan Delteil (1927, etching) ... In 1952 , Marc Sandoz organized a major retrospective Grillon's work comprising eighty works (paintings, watercolours, drawings and illustrations). The Museums of Algiers , Angers , Albi , Carcassonne , Ceret , Fontenay-le-Comte , La Rochelle , Grenoble and Paris (National Museum of Modern Art) hold examples of his work.