GÉRARD LE ROUX BIOGRAPHY
Gérard Le Roux was born on 12th January 1942 in Paris. His father came from Brittany, which explains Gérard's fascination with the sea. Between the ages of eight and fourteen he was interested primarily in music. He studied the piano and the violin at the Conservatoire de Musique in Bordeaux. His dream was to become a conductor. At the age of fourteen, in 1956, he exchanged his conductor's baton for a paintbrush, when he started at the Fine Arts School in Bordeaux. His talent was soon confirmed, and painting became the passion of his life, giving rise to a whole series of works, the fruit of several years spent in the service of art. He lives and works in Saint-Tropez, Italy and New-York.
Exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris
Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Bernheim, Paris
Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux
Exhibition Galerie Lombrail, Bordeaux
Galerie Matignon Fine Art, Paris
Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris
Exhibition at the Lincoln Center, New-York
Exhibition Galerie at the Gelormini Soho, N.Y.
Permanente exhibition at the Statue of Liberty Museum, New-York
Exhibition at the Galerie Alex, Washington
Galerie Le Carré, Biarritz
Palace Galerie, Gstaad
Wall Street Center, Grenoble
Concorde Group Polygone, Lyon
Royal Saint-Honoré Faubourg, Paris
Galerie, Le Touquet
Galerie Joakim Sachs, Hambourg
Keunekapelle Koksijde, Belgique
Gallery Joakim Sachs, Hambourg
From 15th June, Mr René Monory, president of the Senate, dedicated a beautiful retrospective of 120 works of art and 10 major sculptures to the painter Gérard Le Roux at the Luxembourg Orangerie in Paris, covering an area of 1,000 square meters. The event of the year.
Part of his prestigious collection is to be found in some of the most famous palaces and buildings in the world.
DIANA'S LAST PORTRAIT - FRENCH ARTIST TO DONATE PROCEEDS TO MEMORIAL TRUST
The respected French artist who claims to have painted the last portrait of Lady Diana in his St-Tropez studio plans to sell the picture at Sotheby's New York. All proceeds are to go to the Princess's Memorial Trust. Gérard Le Roux sketched Diana after inviting her to his St-Tropez studio in July where she was on holiday with Dodi Fayed.
The portrait itself is an imagined pose of the Princess looking out to sea off a local beach. Le Roux met with Diana and Dodi after sending a telegram to the Al Fayed Villa on July 16.
The couple arrived at his studio the next day around midnight. "They had just been dining at a local restaurant," says the painter. "It was clear they were in love and very happy."
Diana had been personally invited to a major retrospective of the artist's work in June and apologized for not being able to attend.
The Princess knew Le Roux's work, which was of particular interest to her as his favoured subjects were children.
Some of Britain's richest collectors can be expected to be in the bidding for the work by a man whose painting of the 40th D-Day ceremony, includes the Queen and is now part of the collection at Buckingham Palace.
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