october 7 - december 3
Impressionist painter from the Lauragais
The Lauragais - this region that André Lagarrigue used to love - was painted by him in all its aspects.
However, a massive painting of the artist depicting a labour scene can be seen in Revel's wedding hall.
In Revel, Lagarrigue is THE neo-impressionist painter, the one who painted all his life, the one who admired Pissarro.
Frédérique Emile André Lagarrigue was born in Revel in 1886, 15 rue Jean Moulin. He began to draw at a very early age because, when he was 5, he already used to caricature his teachers from the primary school of Revel on the pages of his notebooks.
Then, in 1904, he passed the entrance examinations of the National School of Agriculture but abandonned in order to study in Toulouse's Fine Arts School where he enters on the 1st of october 1906. Then he moved to Paris.
In 1913, he was the fourth graduate of Rome's Competitive Examinations.
He came back to Revel in 1919, after the war, to do... agriculture!
Indeed, his ailing father could not take care of his eleven lands. The result is that André Lagarrigue, between 2 canvas, planted wheat, vines and corn.
He continued to paint until the end. His works were exhibited and entered in the collections of Toulouse's Musée des Augustins.