Renė-Marie Castaing (1896 – 1943), French

Born on 16th December 1896 in Pau, died on 8th December 1943 in Pau. Stаrted to exbibit at the Sаlon of French Artist in 1913. Joined the French army as a volunteer and served in Champagne, Loire and Macedonia. In 1919 he won a war medal for bravery and gratitude for his military service with the Serbian army and the orient. In 1919 he returns to Paris where he attended the Juliard Academy and studying art from the painter William Laparra. He gets admitted at the prestigious Fine Art Academy in Paris is 1920wherе he learns from the painter Paul Albert Laurens. He started winning school and national prizes in 1921 and 1924 and the crown of his career was wining the prestigious  Prix of Rome in 1924, with his well known work “Jesus with Mary and Martha”. From 1925 he moves to Italy. Until the end of his life, he continues to make symbolic paintings where he mixes religious topics with historical events and daily life. A testament of his war service in Macedonian front is the painting titled “Memoires to the dead of 1914-1918” which is one of the finest examples of French symbolism.
Rene MarieCastaing (1896-1943) Memoier od the dead 1914-1918, oil 1919
Rene MarieCastaing (1896-1943) Memoier od the dead 1914-1918, oil 1919

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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