Suzanne Roger (French, 1899-1986). Suzanne Roger (Mrs. Andre Beaudin) was born in Paris in 1899 and died in 1986. She was a leading painter of genre scenes, nudes and enjoyed a surrealist period, allied with la Galerie Louise Leiris, which published many of her lithographs. She was influenced by cubism, and her work is in the collection of Le Musee d'Art Modern in Paris. She belonged to the Kahnweiler’s group of artist in the twenties of last century. She was the only artist-woman in the gallery. She was a young and cultivated painter and studied in the Lycée Racine and later in the Académie Ranson. Was married with the painter and sculptor André Beaudin. When in 1928 they meet Francisco Bores, a deep relationship was born. An interrelation between the three painters’ stylistic evolution took place.
In 1923 she had her first individual exhibition in the Galerie Simon. It did followed other ones in Galerie Louise Leiris until 1979.The second exhibition had a great success; collectors as Edmond Jaloux, Roger Duthilleul or Léonce Rosenberg, acquired works for their collections. Some of her best paintings were inspired with the Spanish Civil War. She showed drawings in la Maison des Beaux-Arts(1945) and etchings and litographys in the Galerie Jean Aubier (1948). From 1937 she starts participating in international exhibitions: Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, England and USA. In 1986 the Galerie Leiris organised a posthumous homage-exhibition. To commemorate her birth’s century in 1998, another exhibition was organized. Suzanne Roger as well illustrated works from Max Jacob and Tristan Tzara.
Her high public sales price was over $5,300.00, but prices in galleries are higher.
Country of Origin: France.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Title: "Amusement Park"
Size: 11 by 18 inches (27.9 x 45.7 cm) Framed 17 1/2 by 25 by 2 1/2 inches.
Signed upper left: " Suzanne Roger"
Condition: Unlined canvas. Under UV exam, there appears to be no previous restoration.
Provenance: Itoh Gallery, Tokyo (label on frame);
Private collection, Japan .
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