RENE DEMEURISSE (French / 1894-1962)

The post-Impressionist artist René Demeurisse, best-remembered today as a flower painter, was born in Paris. Demeurisse studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière under Lucien Simon and Edmond Aman-Jean, subsequently helping Aman-Jean's friend Albert Besnard paint the ceiling of the Comédie Française. His career was interrupted by WWI, where he served on the front, making sketches when he could of life in the trenches. After the war he developed a close friendship with the animal sculptor François Pompon. Between the war René Demeurisse was prominent in the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Tuileries, of which he was a founder member. There is an extensive collection of work by René Demeurisse in the Musée de Nogent-sur-Sienne, given by his daughter, Anne.

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Selected prints by RENE DEMEURISSE

The bride's bouquet
(sanguine), 1945
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The bride's bouquet, 1945

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