Drawing and painting on paper by Pôl Roux: "M'Bour".
Pencil drawing enhanced with paint on paper mounted on a plywood support and frame, signed by Pôl Roux and titled "M'bour." It depicts two Senegalese women carrying faggots. He produced this drawing during one of his stays in M'bour, Senegal, where he built a cloister in the 1990s.
Roger Paul Roux, known as Pôl Roux, was born near Marseille on November 15, 1926. He began drawing at an early age, but life led him to alternate between working as a lumberjack and a shepherd in the Alps, where he enjoyed the beautiful countryside. Attracted to meditation, he became a novice at the Montrieux Carthusian monastery. A free spirit, he joined the Resistance during the war, then refused to obey orders during his military service in Carthage, Tunisia. He then married and became a schoolteacher in Marseille, where he studied at the Beaux Arts school, which awarded him several prizes. He took part in the movements of his time in May '68, then settled in an abandoned Carthusian monastery for a pastoral life far from the world and in sublime landscapes, without ever stopping drawing and painting. His works were exhibited and appreciated for their mystical power. In the 90s, he made regular visits to Senegal. Today, aged 97, he lives in the Tarn region of France and continues to paint tirelessly, having completed the decoration of the Church of Vaour.
Dim: L: 65cm, P: 1cm, H: 83cm.
Dim: W: 25,6in, D: ,4in, H: 32,7in.