Roger LERSY

2 avril 1920 (Paris) - 2004 (Forges les Bains)

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Biography

” When I work, instinct guides me. I watch my hand, I see it shaking. I ask it to stop, when the shapes and colors have become shadows and lights to sing Life. Alas, sometimes they sing out of tune. But after all, Life doesn’t always sing just.”

Born in 1920 in Paris, he studies at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués à l’Industrie et makes his first exhibition at the Galerie Boudon in 1946 and then at the Galerie Drouant-David and Galerie Fricker. His work is showed in London, Geneva, Houston, Los Angeles and New-York. Decorator, great musician and painter, he realises tapissery cartons for the Gobelins, Aubusson and Beauvais manufactures. In 1953, he obtains the Prix des amateurs d’Art, in 1954 the Prix Shell, and in 1955 the Grand Prix de la Ville de Marseille. Lersy is interested in landscapes, where he gives his vision of Nature. Some of his works are in great private collections, in France and elsewhere. In his works, the topic develops in a melancholy line with well-tuned chorks, pauses and cadences. We can call Lersy an expriessionist-baroque painter. Music and aesthetic effects are in permanent link. His works are held in many great ublic collections, such as those of the Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the stamp department of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Toulouse, or the Musée de la Jeune Peinture in Paris.