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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 January 1871, in Paris; died 1950, in Paris.

Painter, designer, watercolourist. Nudes, landscapes, flowers.

Paul Paquereau taught stage-design, and for a time was an art dealer. He worked with Antoine, Jacques Copeau and Lugné-Poë for the Ballets Russes, in the theatres of the Champs-Élysées, at the Odéon in Paris, and for the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Philadelphia. He is best known as a stage-designer for many successful plays. Less well-known were the many brightly coloured watercolours he painted, inspired by the landscape of Nice and the surrounding region, and that of Normandy, Quercy and south-west France. He was influenced by Dufy, who was a friend of his, in his choice of subjects and his handling of colour and composition. He showed his work at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris ...