Ker Xavier Roussel 1867 – 1944

Ker Xavier Roussel 18671944 was a French painter associated with Les Nabis.

Ker Xavier Roussel’s father and brother were homeopaths.

Xavier Roussell was the brother in law of Jean Edouard Vuillard, and he was a friend of Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Gauguin,

Born Francois Xavier Roussel in Lorry les Metz, Moselle, at age fifteen he studied at the Lycée Condorcet in Paris; alongside his friend Jean Edouard Vuillard, he also studied at the studio of painter Diogene Maillart.

In 1888 he enrolled in the Wcole des Beaux Arts, and soon began frequenting the Academie Julian where Maurice Denis and other students formed the group Les Nabis.

He is best known for paintings of French landscapes usually depicting women, children, nymphs and fauns in bucolic settings. In 1899, Roussel, Jean Edouard Vuillard, and another close friend, Pierre Bonnard, traveled to Lake Como, Venice and Milan.

In 1926 Ker Xavier Roussel won the Carnegie Prize for art.

Ker Xavier Roussel died in 1944 at his home in L’Etang la Ville, Yvelines.

Of interest:

Albert E Roussel was a homeopath who practiced in Geneva, Brax and Tremblay, and who submitted various cases and articles to many homeopathic publications.

Eugene and Emile Roussel were also homeopathic supporters (members of the same family?).

G H Xavier Roussel was a homeopath who practiced in Metz, and who submitted various cases and articles to many homeopathic publications, and in 1869, he edited the Gazette Homeopathique de Metz.

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