Georges Rouault

Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was born in Paris, and apprenticed to a stained-glass restorer in 1885, studying at night at the School of Decorative Arts until 1891 when he became a pupil of Moreau. A convert to Catholicism, Rouault painted many religious studies in addition to his portraits drawn from the circus and other walks of life. From 1917 Rouault flourished as an engraver, illustrating many books including Miserere and War which he worked on for twenty years.