Pierre Le Trividic

Pierre Le Trividic

1898 – 1960

Pierre Le Trividic was born on April 12, 1898 in Rouen, France; as his name indicated, he was of Breton origin. His father was overseer at the Gravel printing plant and at the Rouen newspaper. The Large family of 10 children lived on rue Eau-de-Rake, in a picturesque area of Rouen.

The young Pierre lost his father at a very young age. He became a scholar at the Lycec Corneille and it was there that his talent became evident. His family helped him realie his artistic aspirations. He attend-ed the architectural department of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and was awarded all the prizes in each of the disciplines. Le Trividic participated in the work for the war wounded and received the Pellecate Prize of the Rouen Academy in 1915.

In April 1917, Pierre was mobilized with his twin brother, Andre, and went into the artillery division, was sent to the front, and did not return to Rouen until 1919.

Le Trividic never left Rouen again. He explored its docks, its ports, its old streets, discovered all the old wooden paneled and cantilevered houses and tile tbuntains of Rouen. The latter were the subject of a lit-tle publication by Edward Montier in 1921, “The Fountains of Rouen”, with 18 woodcuts of Pierre Le Trividic.

In the last decade of his life, Pierre Le Trivdic appeared in 1957 at the Maison du cadre with a series of I drawings enhanced with acquarcile on old Rouen, a subject similar to “La Place Barthelemy with the Atleier of A. Segcrs”, which illustrates the lithograph published by the Salon du Printemps in 1953. Pierre Le Trividic died on January 23, 1960.

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