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George Rouault was born on may 27th

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Georges Henri Rouault, French painter, engraver and stain glass artist, was born in Paris in 1871. His works belong to the Fauvist, Expressionism and Christian Art movement. His style evolved alongside Henri Matisse, André Derain, and other members of the movement,  employing rich, intense color to depict portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.

An Expressionist painter and printmaker, Rouault outlined his subjects in thick black brushstrokes. Both highly moralistic and religious, Rouault displayed contempt toward those he felt degraded society, by negatively depicting prostitutes, clowns, and performers in his paintings, while also creating adoring portraits of Christ and other spiritual emblems.

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