Ker Xavier Roussel 1867 - 1944
May 29, 2009
Born Francois Xavier Roussel in Lorry les Metz, Moselle, at age fifteen he studied at the Lycée Condorcet in Paris; alongside his friend Jean Edouard Vuillard, he also studied at the studio of painter Diogene Maillart.
He is best known for paintings of French landscapes usually depicting women, children, nymphs and fauns in bucolic settings. In 1899, Roussel, Jean Edouard Vuillard, and another close friend, Pierre Bonnard, traveled to Lake Como, Venice and Milan.
In 1926 Ker Xavier Roussel won the Carnegie Prize for art.
Ker Xavier Roussel died in 1944 at his home in L’Etang la Ville, Yvelines.
Eugene and Emile Roussel were also homeopathic supporters (members of the same family?).