Roger Jouanneau dit Irriera (1884 –1957), French

French Orientalist, painter, illustrator and cartoonist. Born in Bordeaux 1884, but he considered himself as a Parisian. Traveled through the Orient and served the French army in the world wars, for which he gained many military awards. He has created more than 300 works of art illustrating the scenes where the French army fought. His works can be found in the French Military museum (D’ Invalides), Museum of Toulon and other French museums.

Roger Irriera visited Macedonia, more precisely the city of Thessaloniki in 1916, where he made several illustration and sketches. These works are today part of the art collection of the Thessaloniki Center of History (Kentro Hostorias Thessalonikis)

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Roger Jouanneau dit Irriera 1884-1957 “Street of Love” in Salonika 1916 drawing

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Vlatko potpis s

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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