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George Rouault

La Jolla Museum of Art

Under its new name and program of presenting major loan exhibitions, the La Jolla Museum of Art installed 86 oils, gouaches, watercolors, drawings and prints by Georges Rouault, all borrowed from an impressive list of owners throughout the United States.

Georges Rouault lived until 1958. He worked in Paris during the period of great artistic ferment that gave us the art we have today. Knowing many of the great artists of the time, and participating in some of the important early exhibitions, he developed and held on to a personal, unique style of his own. As a child, he was tutored in art appreciation by his grandfather, and at fourteen apprenticed to a stained-glass maker. After attending evening art classes, in 1891 he dropped everything else and went to study with Elie Delaunay at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Gustave Moreau became teacher of the class on the death of Delaunay, and Rouault

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