Georges Souillet ( - )

Buste de Georges Souillet par François Sicard

A landscape painter, he began his art studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Tours, where he grew up under the guidance of Félix Laurent, and continued at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where his teachers included Alexandre Cabanel and Léon Bonnat. He exhibited from 1888 until the end of his life in 1947, in Paris at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and at the cercle Volney, in Tours at the Salon des Beaux-Arts from 1921 to 1939 and at the Société des Beaux-Arts de Nantes in 1899, 1906 and 1909. In 1898, he won the competition for the decoration of the Chamber of Commerce of Tours. Then in 1899 he travelled between Algeria and Italy. In 1911 he preferred England. In 1917, he was part of the 6th mission of artists in the Navy. Established in Tours, he frequented Paris as little as possible, but often went to Loctudy in Finistère where he stayed regularly. In 1929, he became the curator of the Manoir de Kérazan. Following the last wishes of the donor, he created a carpet and lace school and became its director.

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