Roy, Pierre

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Roy, Pierre Gender: M
born on 10 August 1880 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Nantes, France, 47n13, 1w33
Timezone LMT m1w33 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 18°27' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°41 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 12°57'


French painter, illustrator and designer. His paintings, containing mysterious juxtapositions of objects, often inspired by memories of his childhood, show some affiliation to Surrealism and Magic Realism.

He was in contact with the Fauves, and with Apollinaire, Max Jacob and André Salmon. He painted his first characteristic works in about 1919. He developed a friendship with Giorgio de Chirico, who introduced him to André Breton, Louis Aragon, Max Ernst and the other Surrealists; his work was included in the first group exhibition of Surrealist painting at the Galerie Pierre in 1925 and in several of their other group shows. His first one-man exhibition was at the Galerie Pierre, Paris, in 1928. He designed sets for the theatre and ballet, including Le Lion Amoureuxfor Covent Garden and Jeux de Cartes for the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; he also made woodcut and lithograph illustrations for several books, including Les Contes (1946) by Jules Supervielle. He produced several cover images for Vogue magazine.

He died 26 September 1950 while on a visit to Milan.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 4


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist