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Roger De La Corbiere

by on February 22, 2013

Henry Roger Mascarel de la Corbiere was born in Vouneuil-sur-Vienne, France, on July 22, 1893, and died in Paris at the age of 81 on September 3, 1974.


Henry Roger Mascarel de la Corbiere was born in Vouneuil-sur-Vienne, France, on July 22, 1893, and died in Paris at the age of 81 on September 3, 1974. On August 2, 1922 he married Martha Germaine Page (1891-1975) in Paris. He had two daughters. Corbiere 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 Art” painters in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Jean Souverbie (1891-1981) was also in the group of artists as well as Lucie Tullat. Roger  was best known for his paintings of coastal scenes with emphasis on the sea and the effects of light reflections. In France, he exhibited at the Galerie Katia Granoff (Quai Conti, in Paris, as well as in Honfleur) and at the Gallery Hautecoeur (rue de Rivoli, Paris).  In 1926, Roger de La CORBIÈRE began exhibiting at the Society of Independent Artists.  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, Andrei Gromyko and the USSR Embassy. In the USA Roger de la Corbiere was represented by Arnot Gallery in New York, where his paintings remain on exhibition.

Roger de La CORBIÈRE was buried in the family tomb Mascarel, the cemetery of Chatellerault.


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