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Suzanne roger


(1898 - Paris - 1986)

Suzanne roger

Married to the French painter and sculptor André Beaudin (1895-1979), Suzanne Roger remains today too much in the shadow of his contemporaries. However, her career deserves the reconginiton it deserves.

Very young, she is the pupil of Paul Sérusier and Maurice Denis at the Ranson Academy. In 1923, with the support of Max Jacob and Juan Gris, she entered to the Kahnweiler gallery where she made her first exhibition. She and her husband became regulars in the "Dimanche de Boulogne" which brought together the painters and poets that Henri Kahnweiler frequented and supported. The fraternal and literary climate of its meetings is reflected in the work of the painter whose pictorial quest is linked to the literary movement of the time.

She participated in 1941 in the exhibition of «Vingt jeunes peintres de tradition française», organized by Bazaine, the first exhibition of avant-garde painting under the Occupation.

Her style is based on clean lines that come to fill and fragment solid areas of color.

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