Pierre Soulages

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Pierre Soulages

Pierre Soulages (French: [sulaʒ]; born 24 December 1919) is a French painter, engraver, and sculptor. He was born in Rodez, Aveyron. In 1979, Pierre Soulages was made a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. From 1987 to 1994, he created 104 stained glass windows for the Romanesque Abbey church Sainte-Foy in Conques (Aveyron, France).[1]

Soulages is the first living artist invited to exhibit at the state Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg and later with the Tretyakov Gallery of Moscow (2001).

In 2014, President François Hollande described him as "the world's greatest living artist."[2]

in 2015, he receives the Grand-croix de la Légion d'honneur.

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  1. "Soulages - Pierre Soulages et les vitraux de l'abbatiale de Conques - Ina.fr". Soulages. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  2. Hugh Schofield (24 June 2014). "The president and the 'greatest living artist' in the world". BBC News. Retrieved 24 June 2014.