MAURICE ROCHER (French / 1918-1995)

Maurice Rocher was born in Évron (Mayenne). He studied at the school of applied arts in Mans from 1934-1936. After a time in Belgium, where he made connections among the Belgian Expressionists, Rocher entered the Atelier de l'Art Sacré run by Maurice Denis and Georges Desvallières. This was a significant choice of art school, for Rocher was to become one of the major religious artists of the twentieth century. In 1948 he was one of the founders of the Centre d'Art Sacré, at which he taught until 1952. In 1949 he was one of the laureates of the Hallmark Prize, with a painting entitled La Nativité; in 1952 he won the Priz de la Jeune Peinture. From 1965 Rocher largely abandoned overtly religious themes, instead painting the human condition from a point-of-view of spiritual torment.

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Selected prints by MAURICE ROCHER

J'arriverai a
défaire la mort, 1950

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