Orleans (1918-1994)
Painter, sculptor,
illustrator and poet
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Donation to the Fine Arts Museum of Orleans : 20th of December 2010

                         Isabelle Klinka-Ballesteros                                           Abel Moittié
                   Chief Curator of the museum                              President of the association 

The association donates to the Fine Arts Museum of Orleans the drawing "Le Reptile et le Poisson" made in 1954. This piece anticipates the painting "Le Lézard et la Sole", made by Roger Toulouse in 1955 and donated by Marguerite Toulouse to the museum. This new enrichment of the library resources has been possible thanks to the generous financial backing of the chartered accountants firm SAFREC.

Just published : 1st of October 2010

The Friends of Roger Toulouse have just published the number 15 of the review of the association, which deals again with the different issues of the life and work of the artist, painter, illustrator, sculptor and poet.

In the table of contents of this number 15 : 
* about a hundred of pages of unpublished texts, by Pierre Garnier, Jean-Louis Gautreau, Georges Maratier, Anne-Marie Royer-Pantin, Alla Smirnova, Luc Vidal, Philippe Derouette, André Barré, Abel Moittié ;
* about thirty illustrations: drawings, gouaches, oils, sculptures, pictures. 
This new number can be bought for 10 € (+ 2,50 € for sending).

It is available:
* at the association :
* at the bookstore of the Orleans Fine Arts Museum.

Public sale in Orleans : saturday the 27th of mach 2010


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2 collages sold on saturday the 27th of march 2010


LOT N° 11 

"Le Clown du cirque Amar" - 1992

Collage of cut papers on hardboard 
0,55 x 0,38 m.
Signed at the bottom right
Named, dated and signed on the back

(N° 662 du catalogue raisonné ; p. 259)

Valued at 500 to 600 €.



LOT N° 12

"Le Bouffon du cirque" - 1992

Collage of cut papers on hardboard
0,55 x 0,38 m.
Signed at the bottom left
Named, dated, signed on the back

(N° 663 du catalogue raisonné ; p. 259)

Valued at 500 / 600 €.



February 2010 : Launch of the new Internet site

Enriched content !

New mock-up !

Your tool to promote a solid,
original, consistant and sensible work !

A unique adress to know and spread :


January 2010: Tribute to André Lavrat

We are sad to learn about the death of André Lavat, craftsman in wrought iron and sculptor, who was closely associated to Roger Toulouse work on sculpture.

At the beginning of the seventies, when the paintor first started the sculpture, advised by Hervé Bazin, he cut and put together his first triangulated realisations in André Lavrat workshop.

After that, for the assemblage of the monumental sculptures ordered by public institutions, Roger worked at Meung-sur-Loire, in Chrétien workshop, where there was more place.

We get back in touch with the Lavrat family, in particular with André's son, François Lavrat. Famous sculptor himself, he recently worked for us twice:
- for the in-depth restoration of the sculpture "Hommage à René Guy Cadou", waiting future relocation in public place by Orleans city;
- to give back a great patina to the sculpture "Jeanne d'Arc à l'Etendard", which was donated in 2008 to the Fine Arts Museum of Orleans.
May the precious memories of the collaboration of those two men comfort his son, François, and his family, and bring them our wholehearted sympathy. 
                                                                                                                                      François Lavrat: sculptor


 December 2009: "Le jeune Homme de l'hospice" reappears…


"Le Livre de Poche"
just launched a new product with the illustration of Roger Toulouse "Le jeune Homme de l'hospice".

It is a box for 3 novels of Philippe Claudel, including "Le Rapport de Brodeck".

(First edition of 9000 copies). 




December 2009 : "Guide des Collections"
of the Fine Arts Museum of Orleans

Publishing of the new "Guide des Collections" of the Fine Arts Museum of Orleans
This great piece of 240 pages is available at the museum bookstore in 2 versions, French and English.
It presents in particular a short biography of Roger Toulouse, illustrated with a great reproduction of the painting "Le jeune Homme de l'hospice". 

November 2009: Roger Toulouse in Denmark

After the publication by "Le Livre de Poche" of the novel of Philippe Claudel "Le Rapport de Brodeck", the small Danish publishing firm ARVIDS publishes this book now.

Charmed by the cover with a painting of Roger Toulouse, they decided to keep on the cover this same illustration. 
"Le jeune homme de l'hospice" is also assigned to a great international career...

(First edition of 800 copies). 


Summer 2009: Nursery School Jolibois

Restoration by Orleans City of a painting named " Evocation de la Sologne ". 

Ordered by the city when the Nursery School Jolibois was built in La Source area, this piece was imagined and realised by Roger Toulouse in 1979. 
30 years later, it gets now all its colors and its freshness back. 



          The 20th of october 2009

          official presentation of the restored piece
          by Orleans City elected representatives,
          in the presence of the association executive board.



(in French only)


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