Georges Rohner

From 1913 to 1950


Georges Rohner was born in Paris 16e, on 20th july.


He discovered the museums of the Louvre and the Luxembourg Palace, and became a student at the Beaux Arts School.


He became a student in Lucien Simon’s studio along with Humblot, Jannot, Lasne, Pellan, Brayer, Civet, Fontanarosa, Fillacier, Albert Rémy, Chauffrey etc.


Journey to Amsterdam


Work on show at the salons des Indépendants and the Tuileries. Spent the next two years in the Island of Guadeloupe where he did his military service.


He completed paintings on the walls of the Basse-Terre Town Hall in Guadeloupe. First group “Forces Nouvelles” exhibition at the Billet-Worms Gallery in Paris.


First New Generation Salon, Galerie Carpentier. Second group “Forces Nouvelles”, Galerie Billet-Worms. First individual exhibition at the the Billet-Worms gallery.


Young Artists’ salon at the Galerie de Berri, prefaced by R. Cognat.


Journey to La Haye.


Third group “Forces Nouvelles”, galerie de Berri.


Called up into the army, Rohner was imprisoned at Trèves (Stalag XII). He decorated the Stalag chapel, of which he preserved the “Prisoners’ Christ” (1941)


Married Suzanne Guy. Exhibited in the Salon des Tuileries on the theme of Music. Birth of his first son Michel. Creation of a tapestry design “Autumn” and a woven test piece at the Manufacture Pinton, Felletin Aubusson


Exhibition at the Galerie Charpentier on the theme: “Silent Life” Individual exhibition at the Galerie Barreiro.


Journey to Holland with Robert Humblot. Individual exhibition at the Galerie Barreiro (17 pictures of Holland)


Showed work in the Biennale de Venise


Salon des Indépendants. Individual exhibition , gallery Georges de Braux in Philadelphia


Salon des Indépendants.

From 1951 to 1980


One-man exhibition at the Galérie Framond (portraits, natures mortes, landscapes). 2 test pièces woven at the Manufacture des Gobelins


Tapestry design « To the Glory of the Armies of Paris » Woven for the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris by the Manufacture Pinton, Felletin. Individual exhibition at the Galerie Motte, Geneva. Birth of his second son, François.


Individual exhibition at the Galerie Framond (natures mortes). Tapestry design « The Earth » woven at the Manufacture Pinton, Felletin-Aubusson for the Chambre Syndicale of the French steel industry in Paris. Creation of a tapestry design « Concerto ».


Tapestry design « Polytechnique » woven for the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, by the Manufacture Pinton, Felletin-Aubusson.


Tapestry design « Fondation de la société des Gens de Lettres » Woven for the Hôtel de Massa (Paris) at the Manufacture Pinton, Felletin-Aubusson. Two more tapestries « the Lot river » and « the Dordogne river » woven for the Préfecture du Lot in Cahors, by the Manufacture Pinton, Felletin-Aubusson.


An outdoor mural painting « The Elements » for the Technical College of Passy Saint-Gervais (Haute-Savoie). Salon d’Automne. Journey to Tuscany . Individual exhibition at the Galerie Framond (compositions).


Salon des Tuileries « A homage to Ingres ». A mural for the Lycée Hélène Boucher in Paris (architects : Dondel, Dhuit). Cachan Technical Centre : mural entitled « Youth »..


Exhibition « Wrought Iron and Tapestry ». Rohner, Subes and Despierre at the Musée Galliéra. Nominated to teach at the Beaux Arts school. Decorated with the Légion d’Honneur.


Exhibited at the Galerie Aktuaryus in Strasbourg, and the Galerie Saluden in Brest. A mural painted for the C.E.T. in Brest (architects Dondel, Dhuit).


Appointed teacher of drawing and colour at the School of Decorative Arts. An outdoor mosaic « Iron » for the Technical College in Bourges.


Individual exhibition at the Galerie Weil. May Salon « The Raft of the Médusa ». Lycée de Chalons-sur-Marne : mural entitled « Marine ». Salon des Tuileries : « A grey draperie ». Received a décoration : ordre des Arts et Lettres.


Salon Comparisons : « The Drowned Man ». An outdoor mosaic for th gymnasium of the Lycée Paul Valéry


Individual exhibition at the Galerie de Paris (70 pictures). Visited Rome. An outdoor mosaic « Architecture » for the Cité Technique of Annonay


Exhibition, Galerie Anne de Francony in Nice. Exhibition in Bayonville. Second trip to Rome. Lycée in Annecy : « Marines » mural paintings. Exhibited in the Salon de Mai « Les Boules » . Publication of « Carnet de Rome »(published by Bibliothèque


Exhibition : Galérie de Paris “Rome by Rohner”


George Rohner featured, along with reproductions of his works, in a book by François Doult « French Watercolours of the 20th Century » Elected a member of the Académie des Beaux Arts, he occupied the former seat of Ingres.


He took part in the Salon d’Automne. Travelled in Spain. One-man exhibition at the Galerie de Paris oils and watercolours).


Took part in the Salon d’Automne. Travelled to Greece. His works for Architecture in Schools were presented in an exhibition « Art and Architecture » in the Halles de Paris.


Exhibition at the Galery de Paris. Exhibited at the Manoir du Mad (Meurthe et Moselle).


Preview in Paris of the exhibition later presented in London and New York. One-man exhibition, Wildenstein Gallery in London.


One-man exhibition at the Wildenstein Gallery in New York. One-man exhibition, Galerie de Paris


Exhibition at the Orangerie Gallery in Nantes.


One man exhibition at the Galerie de Paris.


Took part in the exhibition « Art in the Thirties in France » at the Musée d’Art et d’Industrie in St. Etienne. Individual exhibition of oils, drawings, watercolours at the Galerie de Paris.


Retrospective exhibition of the « Forces Nouvelles » group at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Participation in « Les Réalismes 1919-1939 » at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Rohner was the guest of honour at the Salon d’Art of Mantes-la-Jolie

From 1981 to 2000


A ten minute film on the pictures of Georges Rohner by Philippe Lopez-Curval. Rohner was the guest of honour at the Salon d’Art du Raincy.


A Homage to Georges Rohner » at Saint Germain l’Auxerrois. Exhibition in Madrid with the Galerie de l’Orangerie. The Modern Art muséum, Pompidou Centre, acquired two drawings.


One-man exhibition at the Galerie Framond.


40 paintings 1933-1984 exhibited at the Galerie Framond. Exhibition « Georges Rohner, painter and illustrator of the legend of Napoleon


ndividual exhibition at the Galerie Framond.


Retrospective at the Fine arts Museum in Quimper


An important painting entitled « Rue Bonaparte » acquired by the state for the Musée Gaston-Rapin in Villeneuve-sur-Lot.


Took part in the Fine Arts Academy’s exhibition in Moscow


Group exhibition at the Galerie Guériden in Metz. One-man exhibition, Galerie Framond.


One-man exhibition, Galerie Framond (nude and draperies).


Work shown at the Galerie Framond. Personal exhibition in the city of Issoire.


Group exhibitions at the Bibliothèque Nationale of Paris and the Galerie Framond. Guest of honour at the Académie of Neuilly-sur-Seine Charenton-le-Pont.


Group exhibitions : Fine Arts Museums of Orleans, Bruyère-la-Bussière and Arras, fourth Biennale. Espace Cardin in Paris : « Today l’Académie des Beaux-Arts ». Galerie Framond : »la Musique ». Exhibition at the Château of Vascoeuil (Eure).


Galérie Framond « Encounter IX-96 » and « Nudes and Still-Lifes »


Paris Modern Art Museum : « The threatening times of the thirties in Europe » Montpellier, the Château d’O , « Drawings of the 50ème anniversary of the Galerie Framond : « 40 works of the years 50 to 70 »


Galerie Framond « 25 oil paintings of the thirties », « 40 drawings – 1930 – 1990 » Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires


Galerie Framond : »Les Nourritures terrestres ».Galerie Framond : « Les Nourritures Terrestres » (from André Gide : Earthly Nourishment)


Galerie Framond « Large Compositions 1941 – 1993 » Lannion, Côtes d’Armor, Chapelle des Ursulines, rétrospective.
George Rohner died aged 87, on November 3rd 2000, in Lannion, Côtes d’Armor (22).