Pierre Soulages

French painter and engraver

Pierre Soulages (French: [sulaʒ]; 24 December 1919 – 26 October 2022) was a French painter, engraver, and sculptor. He was born in Rodez, Aveyron. In 1979, Pierre Soulages was made a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. From 1987 to 1994, he created 104 stained glass windows for the Romanesque Abbey church Sainte-Foy in Conques (Aveyron, France).[1]

Pierre Soulages

Soulages was the first living artist invited to exhibit at the state Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg and later with the Tretyakov Gallery of Moscow (2001).

In 2014, President François Hollande described him as "the world's greatest living artist."[2]

in 2015, he receives the Grand-croix de la Légion d'honneur.

Soulages died on 26 October 2022 in Nîmes, France at the age of 102.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Soulages - Pierre Soulages et les vitraux de l'abbatiale de Conques - Ina.fr". Soulages. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  2. Hugh Schofield (24 June 2014). "The president and the 'greatest living artist' in the world". BBC News. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  3. "Le peintre Pierre Soulages est mort". Le Monde. 26 October 2022. Retrieved 26 October 2022.