Artist Biography

1880 - 1970

Emile A. Roure was born in San Francisco, California on November 22, 1880 of French parents. At age eleven he studied art in his native city with Eugene TaniƩre. During the Spanish-American War he was a staff artist for Associated Press in the Phillipines. For several years he was a resident of New York City and treasurer of the Artists of Carnegie Hall. During his travels he spent two years at sea on sailing vessels and was in the Smoky mountains with the Cherokee Indians. In 1937 he taught at the National School of Fine and Applied Art in Washington, DC and by 1938 had established a studio in Palm Springs, California. Roure died in Hartford, Connecticut in October 1970. His work includes landscapes, seascapes, portraits, and scenes from his travels. Exhibited: Reed Gallery (New Orleans), 1934; Atlanta Women's Club, 1934; Nat'l Gallery (Washington, DC), 1936; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1938; Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, 1939.

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