"Pierre César Lagage (1911-1977). Abstraction. 1970."Natural wood frame. Signed Lagage and dated 70 lower left.
Offered in 1972, dedicated "Affectionately" lower right. .
Dimensions of the painting 65 x 50 cm. Frame dimensions 68 x 53 cm.
Pierre-César Lagage, born in Croix in 1911 and died in 1977, is a French painter.
After studying at the Beaux-Arts in Roubaix, he lives in Montmartre.
From 1932, he exhibited his paintings in Lille, Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, Zurich, Los Angeles, Poland and Sweden.
Retrospective exhibitions have been dedicated to him at the Museum of Art and Industry in Roubaix, the Matisse Museum in Cateau-Cambrésis, the Luxembourg Museum in Paris (Senate), the Touquet Museum, and the Cambrai Museum.
After a figurative period insisting on the light of the north (Bay of the Somme in particular), he begins a period of geometric but not abstract figuration (at least in the titles), where he willingly plays with basic colors.
From 1950, he entered a third period, where his painting became completely abstract. Lissone Prize in 1957.
Lagage illustrated books and magazines, including:
Pays du Nord. Monthly review, August-September 1937. Leaves of Buchenwald, Martin Perkins, 1946. Ont fait nos cœurs barbelés, Jean Garamond, 1947. Syllepses, Revue no8, 1974. When God spoke, Poèmes, Raymond Lemoine, 1976.