Marcel Gromaire

(Noyelles-sur-Sambre 1892 - 1971 Paris)

Having taught himself the technical aspects of visual art, Gromaire makes work inspired by Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne before the First World War, then falls under the influence of Fernand Léger. In 1937, he creates the decorations for the Sèvres porcelain factory’s pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair. After the Second World War, Gromaire plays a leading role in reviving the tapestry tradition. In 1952, he wins a Carnegie Prize.