Georges Henri Rouault (1871-1958) was a French painter, draughtsman, and print artist whose work is often associated with Fauvism and Expressionism.

The world of the traveling carnival and pantomime theater is a subject with deep roots in Georges Rouault’s art. He saw Pierrot, the innocent, heartsick clown, as a universal symbol of human pathos. This perennial outsider and misfit also embodied a rejection of modern society’s materialistic values. Rouault was active in the early-twentieth-century Catholic revival in French intellectual life and created a deeply religious art based on his convictions.


Option one is an 8" x 12" print tipped in to a 10" x 13" heavy textured paper folio with deckled edge circa 1950s.

Option two is a 9" x 12" reproduction as a part of a late 1940s collection of the "World's Great Paintings."