The founding bequest

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The museum houses the founding donation of Peter and Colette Soulages, granted to the Community of Greater Rodez in 2005, and is one of the most comprehensive gifts ever given by an artist in his lifetime, valued at more than €35 million, with over 500 works and documents.


The works reflect the variety of techniques and materials used by the artist: paper, canvas, glass, bronze or copper, printed work (etchings, lithographs, serigraphs), the preparatory work for the stained glass at Conques, paintings on canvas and on paper (one set, including gouaches, inks and nut dyes), documents, books, photographs, films and letters.


In 2012, fourteen paintings on canvas were added, dated 1946 to 1948, along with a valuable Outrenoir polyptych dated 1986.



Musée Soulages

Jardin du Foirail / Avenue Victor-Hugo

12000 Rodez

+33 (0)5 65 73 82 60