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date: 14 November 2019

Bissière, Rogerlocked

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 22 September 1886, in Villeréal (Lot-et-Garonne); died 2 December 1964, in Boissiérettes (Lot).

Painter, pastellist. Nudes, portraits, landscapes, landscapes with figures. Designs for stained glass, tapestries.

From 1898 to 1905, Roger Bissière attended the Collège in Cahors. From the age of 17, he had begun to paint, and from 1905 to 1910 he attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux. In 1910, he went to Paris and studied under H. Gabriel Ferrier. One source places him in North Africa from 1911 to 1918 and another source mentions trips to Algiers, Rome and London during this period; other sources are silent on this period. Following World War I he was earning a modest living as a journalist. From 1919, he formed friendships with other artists, André Favory (1889-1932), then André Lhote (1885-1962) and Georges Braque (1882-1963). In 1920, he published in ...

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