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Sophie La Rosière

The Sophie La Rosière Project

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The Sophie La Rosière Project

The creation of a female 20th century French Painter
9 shows: exhibition history

Sophie La Rosière is a fictitious 19th-century French painter whose work and life unfolds over a series of site-specific immersive installations and gallery-shows. Her abandoned and recently reconstructed studio from 1918 allows us a glimpse into her creative yet reclusive life, and tells about her passionate relationship with Florence Hasard. Her series of paintings, obscured with blackened beeswax, activated international investigations beyond the subject matter into the museum's restoration practices and artistic authorship.

Iris Häussler, June 2022.

Sophie La Rosière
Born in 1867 as the only child of a small manufacturer, Sophie grew up in the town of Nogent-sur-Marne, outside of Paris.
Sophie La Rosière Chronology
The life and times of Sophie La Rosiere.
Sophie La Rosière Process
A glimpse into the historic locations we explored, the people we met, and our partner institutions.