Pierre Lucas (1913-1978)

He was the man of infinitely big: for the village hall of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés’ town hall, the state commissioned an ornamental panel which is 60 meters long! He was also the man of infinitely small; he made several different postal stamps for the French post. This is proof of an obvious eclecticism which awarded the Dordogne born painter the Prix de Rome in 1937. His touch translated both the agility of his hand and the poetry of a travelling artist who loved painting landscape. Critics said he was a post-impressionist revisited by cubism. One thing is certain, Pierre Lucas, who indifferently signed Luca or Lucas, loved Brittany where he often stayed during the first part of his life. He was very attached to Camaret; he also came to Saint-Malo to paint.