Pierre Soulages and his devotion to Aveyron
Pierre Soulages, the world-famous contemporary artist, was born in Rodez in 1919. He grew up in an area full of artisans, from printers to blacksmiths: he has learnt patience, expertise, incredible materials and to seize opportunities from this bustling environment.
His artistic career has been affected by the people he met as a child. He loves to talk about the Aveyron landscapes, bare trees on the causses, his fascination with the statue menhirs at the Fenaille Museum in Rodez and Conques abbey church.