Roll, Alfred

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Roll, Alfred Gender: M
born on 1 March 1846 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°05' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°14 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 25°01'

Portrait of Alfred Roll 
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Alfred Roll
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French painter.

His 1875 painting of "The Flood at Toulouse" attracted huge attention, and it is now in the Havre Museum. All of his early work was romantic style, but was influenced by other styles including Bolognese and Gustave Courbet. In 1877 he exhibited "Fete of Silenus" at Salon, which is now at the Ghent Museum. It was at this point Roll decided to devote his work to painting everyday life, and his style changed as well to a more realist one.

He began to paint portraits, and with his 1880 painting "Miners' Strike", he became one of France's highest ranked painters of the day; he was extremely successful for the rest of his working life. He became the French government's official painter, and was commissioned to paint numerous art pieces, including those of murals, ceilings, and other building decoration. Many of his paintings are in public art galleries, including the Hotel de Ville museum, the Cognac Museum, Avignon Museum, Laval Museum, Fontainebleau Palace, Pau Museum, and the Museum of Geneva. In 1905 he became the president of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, which he co-founded. Jules Ernest Renoux was one of his pupils.

He died 27 October 1919.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Bonnat, Léon (born 20 June 1833)

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 4


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist