Coloring Outside the Lines... A Forgotten Modern Master

December 30, 2014 10:02 PM

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BORDEAUX, France -- Here on the shortest, darkest day of the year it felt like Spring while the rest of France shivered under frost. Yet inside Bourdeaux's grand Beaux Arts museum, another Spring had been resurrected -- fifty years after his death Roger Bissière.

Roger who? I asked when I first heard about the exhibition. Roger Bissière is an all but forgotten French painter, unknown in the US, but who at his prime during the post-war years lived and worked at the heart of the revolutionary group of painters that invented modernism -- Juan Gris, Georges Braq...

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