It’s Day 159 and it’s hot. Did a bunch of gardening and took a nice early dog walk before it got too hot outside. I’m busy tonight so I’m going to go ahead and quickly post this blog so I can take a shower! Join me in celebrating Roger Bissière today.
Roger Bissière (22 September 1886 – 2 December 1964) was a French artist. He designed stained glass windows for Metz cathedral and several other churches.
Roger Bissière was born 22 September 1886 in Villeréal, Lot-et-Garonne.
He married Catherine Lucie Lotte (nicknamed Mousse), 23 January 1919. Their son Marc-Antoine was born 15
Bissière published articles in the magazine L’Esprit Nouveau about Seurat (No. 1, 1920), Ingres (No. 4, 1921) and Corot (No. 9, 1921).
In 1936, Bissière was one of the artists who executed Robert and Sonia Delaunay’s designs for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne. He participated in the first three documenta exhibitions of 1955, 1959 and 1964.
After he realised his eyesight was deteriorating he was diagnosed with glaucoma in 1939. By 1950 his peripheral vision was severely affected and he
underwent surgery. This stopped him from going blind but did not improve his eyesight, and he complained his eyes tired more quickly when he was painting.
Roger Bissière died 2 December 1964 in Boissièrettes (near Cazals).
Biography is from wikipedia.
I feel like the style of my painting may not exactly capture the style of his paintings, but I
wanted to pay tribute to the fact that he designed stain-glass windows so that’s what I concentrated on with my piece today. I looked more at the actual windows than his paintings and I wanted to make this one my own while still paying tribute to him. I hope you enjoy it and I’ll see you tomorrow on Day 160! Best, Linda