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ARTIST

ROGER DE LA CORBIERE

Roger de la Corbière (1893-1974) was a French painter best known for his paintings of coastal scenes with a keen emphasis on the sea and the effects of light reflections. In 1922 he married Martha Germaine Page in Paris, with whom he had two daughters.


Corbière was influenced by Paul Signac (1863-1935), who helped him to start his painting career in La Rochelle. He was a friend of Maurice Denis (1870-1943) and of other sacred artists in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. In France, he exhibited at the Galerie Katia Granoff and at the Gallery Hautecœur.


In 1926, Corbière began exhibiting at the Société des Artistes Indépendants. In 1932, he became a member and exhibitor at the National Society of Fine Arts and, in 1956, at the Society of French Artists. He also exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Independants, Salon d’Automne and National Exhibition of Fine Arts. Several his paintings were acquired by the French State in 1925 and are included in the collections of the families of the Maharaja of Kaarpoutala, Comte de Tocqueville, Professor Marion and Andrei Gromyko. In the USA, Corbière was represented by Arnot Gallery in New York, where his paintings remain on exhibition.

Roger de la Corbiere's beautiful paintings illustrate his amazing attention to detail; this is particularly evident when he captures the reflections of light on the sea.