ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Paris, Camille is the son of Odilon Roche, artist and art dealer. During childhood, Camille ROCHE (1894-1948) revealed a great talent for painting and drawing.
In 1905, only at age 11, he exhibited two artworks at the Salon. In 1912, he went to Italy in the Mortola then to Tunis with Léon Detroy from where he brought back plenty of drawings.
As of 1913, he received his first decor commissions, notably for Colette’s apartment and then Coco Chanel’s in 1917.

Mobilized in 1914, he is seriously injured in combat then released in 1916. After the War, he began a collaboration with the Manufacture de Sèvres for a few years, in particular during the two International Exhibitions of 1925 and 1937, for which he made “The Earthly Paradise” and the “Boudoir of Serge and Camille Roche”.
In 1920, he was the winner of the first promotion of American Foundation for Thought and French Art (Fondation Américaine pour la Pensée et l’Art Français), also known under the name Florence Blumenthal Foundation.

In the thirties, he collaborated with his brother Serge Roche, one of the greatest decorators of that period, for who he created the essential of the decorations of his mansion house in Rue Las Cases in Paris.
He participated in the decoration of most of the commissions that Serge Roche received during that time. On this occasion, he made sumptuous folding screens with gold and silver background.
In 1938, he created a huge decor for the villa of the Lord and Lady Cholmondeley, chamberlain of the Queen of England at Juan-les-Pins.

He was also famous for his drawings of nude, of landscapes and animals. During his lifetime, several solo exhibitions were dedicated to him (Devambez Gallery in 1924, Vincent Gallery in 1930). Over the course of his career, ROCHE also regularly took part in the Autumn Salon, the Decorators Salon, the Salon of the National Fine-Art Society and the Salon of Animal Artists Society.

His exceptional mastery of all traditional techniques of the painting, however the medium, allowed him unhindered freedom to make art and his powerful and personal “writing” made him one of the most outstanding personalities of his time. If his life has been marked by a succession of personal tragedies, his work seems to belong to “Paradise”, as it expresses perfectly the notions of Beauty and Happiness.

CURRICULUM VITAE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1924 “Drawings, Pastels, Watercolours by Camille Roche”, Devambez Gallery, Paris, January 12th - 31st

1926 “Exhibition of Drawings, Pastels, Décor, Camille Roche”, Louis Manteau Gallery, Brussels, December 4th
1930 “Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Décor, Camille Roche”, Alsatian Art House, Mulhouse, January 14th - 30th

1930 Drawings of Animals by Camille Roche, Vincent Gallery, Paris, April 1st - 15th
1961 Camille Roche, Retrospective, Florence Blumenthal Foundation, Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, July 30th - August 16th
1992 Camille Roche, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, November 19th - January 9th 

1993 Roche, a Family of Artists, Odilon Roche (1868 - 1947), Camille Roche (1894 - 1948), 
Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, June 19th - July 11th 

2013 “Splendor on the Riviera, Camille Roche, Pannels, Paintings and Drawings”, Galerie DUMONTEIL New York, October 23rd - November 23rd

2017 “Terrestrial Paradise”, Galerie DUMONTEIL Paris, September 16th - October 15th


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1905 Salon d’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, October 18th - November 25th

1917 Alignan Gallery, Paris

1920 Salon d’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, October 15th - December 12th

1923 XIVth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May 4th - July 1st
1923 Salon d’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, November 1st - December 16th
1924 XVth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May 9th - July 8th

1924 Exhibition of a Hundred Drawings (6th year) and specific exhibitions of Foujita, Degaine, Guyot, Devambez Gallery, Paris, October 10th

1925 7th Exhibition of the Society of French Animalier Artists, Hôtel Charpentier, Paris, January 20th - February 3rd
1925 International Exhibition of Decorative Arts, Esplanade des Invalides, Paris, June 15th - November 10th
Pavilion of the Manufacture de Sèvres, pavilion n°37, pavilion B, Exhibition Gallery

Pavilion of Artists Decorators, French Embassy, Reception Hall

1925 Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts, Terraces on the River’s bank of the Tuilerie Gardens,
Paris, May 1st - August 31st

1926 Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts, Grand Palais, Paris, May 1st - June 30th

1926 XVIIth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May 10th - July 10th

1927 9th Exhibition of French Animalier Artists, Hôtel Jean Charpentier, Paris, February

1927 “Pinturas de Camille Roche e Leon Drivier e esculpturas decorativas en bronze, porcelania,
crystal, etc”, Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, September

1928 10th Exhibition of the Society of French Animalier Artists, Hôtel Jean Charpentier,
Paris, January 20th - February 4th

1928 XVIIIth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May 8th - July 10th
1929 12th Salon of French Animalier, Hôtel Charpentier, Paris, January 18th - February 2nd

1929 Les Animaliers, Brandt Gallery, Paris, November 16th - December 18th

1930 Exhibition of Animaliers Collaborators of the Brandt Gallery, Brandt Gallery, Paris, January - February
1930 1st Exhibition of the Blumenthal Foundation, Hôtel Charpentier, Paris, May 30th

1930 Painters and Sculptors of the Animal, Pleyel Gallery, Paris, June

1930 Les Animaliers, Brandt Gallery, Paris, November 25th - December 25th

1930 Exhibition for the preview of Colonial Exhibition by the Private Office of Colonies, rue Pasquier,
Paris, December 26th - January 2nd, 1931

1931 13th Exhibition of the Society of French Animalier Artists, Georges Petit Gallery, March 2nd - 14th
1931 XXIth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May - July

1932 14th Exhibition of the Society of French Animalier Artists, Georges Petit Gallery, March 1st - 15th
1932 1st Exhibition of the Groupe des Douze, Hôtel Charpentier, Paris, April 8th - May 7th

1932 XXIIth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May 4th - July 9th

1932 Exhibition of the Laureates of the Blumenthal Foundation, American Foundation for French Ideas and French Art, Paris, December

1932 Exhibition of State Art Establishments, Maison de France, productions for the Manufacture de Sèvres, Paris, April

1932 Les Animaliers, Brandt Gallery, Paris, November

1933 2nd Exhibition of the Groupe des Douze, Hôtel Rhulmann, Paris, March 1st - 31st

1933 XXIIIth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May 5th - July 9th
1933 Exhibition of Collaborators of the Manufacture de Sèvres, Cygne Gallery, Paris, June - July
1933 Les Animaliers, Malesherbes Gallery, November 17th - December 17th

1934 Exhibition of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Maison Bailly, Lille, May

1934 XXIVth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May 4th - July 8th
1934 Exhibition of Ancient and Modern Mirrors, Glass Objects, Serge Roche Gallery,
Paris, November 16th - December 1st

1934 Les Animaliers, Malesherbes Gallery, November 30th - December 12th

1935 Salon de l’Enseigne, Maison Baguès, March 17th - April 7th

1935 XXVth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May 3rd - July 4th
1935 Exhibition of the Laureates of the Blumenthal Foundation, American Foundation for French Ideas and French Art, Paris, July
1935 IIIrd Salon de la Lumière, 40 rue du Rocher, Paris, October - November

1936 XXVIth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May 6th - July 6th

1937 International Exhibition of Paris, May 25th - November 25th
Pavilion of the Manufacture de Sèvres
Pavilion of the Society of Artists Decorators

1937 Annual Exhibition of the Blumenthal Foundation, American Foundation for French Ideas and French Art, Paris
1938 XXVIIIth Salon of the Society of Artists Decorators, Grand Palais, Paris, May 7th - July 10th

1938 18th anniversary of the Blumenthal Foundation, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, February 2nd - 12th; Revue Beaux-Arts, Paris, April

1938 Les Animaliers, Malesherbes Gallery, November 25th - December 30th
1941 Les Camarades Animaliers, Susse Frère Gallery, Paris, December 10th - 31st
1946 Les Artistes Animaliers, Art Vivant Gallery, Paris, February 22nd - March 28th
1949 Retrospective, Society of Animalier, Cercle Volney, Paris, May 3rd - 30th
Since 1995: works exhibited at the greatest Salons at the Galerie DUMONTEIL’s stands, including the Biennale des Antiquaires, Masterpiece, Armory Show, in Brussels, London, Moscow, New York, Shanghai, Palm Beach and Paris. 


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

CENTRE POMPIDOU, MNAM, PARIS :
Anemones, watercolor and gouache on Japanese paper, signed, dated 1914, 10.6 x 15.7 in., acquisition by the French State in 1919, inv. n° LUX.0.668D
Study of a Pigeon, watercolor, pencil and ink on paper, signed, dated 1913, 10.6 x 13.3 in., acquisition by the French State in 1919, inv. n° LUX.0.671D
Russian Rabbit, watercolor and ink on paper, signed, dated, 1914, 10 .2 x 13.3 in., acquisition by the French State in 1919, inv. n° LUX.0.672D
Duck, watercolor, ink and gouache on Japanese paper, signed, dated 1913, 12.2 x 14.9 in., acquisition by the French State in 1919, inv. n° LUX.0.673D
Duck, watercolor and ink on paper, signed, dated 1913, 12 x 14.9 in., acquisition by the French State in 1919, inv. n° LUX.0.675BIS
Yellow Chrysanthemum, watercolor, ink and gouache on Japanese paper, 10.4 x 15.3 in., acquisition by the French State in 1919, inv. n° LUX.0.670D
Guinea Fowl, ink, gouache and pencil on Japanese paper, signed, dated 1914, 12,5 x 17.3 in., acquisition by the French State in 1919, inv. n° LUX.0.674D
Pigeon, watercolor, ink and gouache on Japanese paper, signed, dated 1913, 12 .5 x 17.7 in., acquisition by the French State in 1919, inv. n° LUX.0675
Mauve Chrysanthemum, watercolor and ink on Japanese paper, signed, 13.7 x 15.7 in., acquisition by the French State in 1919, inv. n° LUX.0.669D
Water Lily, ink and gouache on tow paper, signed, 16.1 x 12.2 in., acquisition by the French State in 1919, inv. n° LUX.0.667D

CENTRE NATIONAL DES ARTS PLASTIQUES, PARIS :
Landscape, oil on canvas, signed, 18.1 x 32.6 in., acquisition by the French State in 1934, inv. n° FNAC 13301 Three Rabbits, pastel, signed, 17.7 x 21.6 in., acquisition by the French State in 1924, inv. n° FNAC 8463
Trough in Kairouan, oil on canvas, signed, 23.6 x 39.3 in., acquisition by the French State in 1916, on loan to the French consulate at Anvers, Belgium, since 1919, inv. n°6079
Study of Bird, drawing, signed, 21.6 x 25.5 in., acquisition by the French State in 1937, on loan to the Oran prefecture, Algeria, in October 1937 inv. n° FNAC 14886
Study of Nude, pastel, 25.5 x 17.7 in., acquisition by the French State in 1924 during the exhibition at the Devambez Gallery, on loan at the Luxembourg Museum in 1924, inv. n° FNAC 8464

MANUFACTURE DE SÈVRES :
Aubert Vase n°18 ball shape, Camille Roche and Roger Sivault (1920-1968), hard porcelain, localised at Sèvres cité de la Céramique, inv. n° MNC18512
Rapin Vase n° 21, glazed ceramic vase, 1934, height 20. 8 in., on loan at the French Institut in Warsaw, Poland, inv. n° MNS-28521
Peacocks and Greenery, porcelain, French State commission in 1920, inv. n° FNAC 7017

NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM, CANADA :
Rooster, gouache and graphite on tow paper mounted on cardboard, signed, 17.7 x 12.5 in., inv. n°1992.14.16
Parrot, pastel and graphite on tow paper mounted on cardboard, 14.9 x 12.2 in., inv. n° 1992.14.1
Landscape, watercolor and gouache on brown laminated and tinted paper, 14.9 x 22.8 in., inv. n° 1992.14.2
Landscape with trees and stream, charcoal and pastel, engraved on two paper on two sheets, 15.3 x 22.8 in., inv. n° 1992.14.3
Three Rabbits, pastel and charcoal on tow paper, signed, 12.5 x 19.6 in., inv. n°1992.14.4
Nude, pencil and pastel on grey-brown paper, signed, 29.5 x 18.8 in., inv. n°1992.14.5
Lying Nude, pastel on tow paper, 19.3 x 25.9 in., inv. n°1992.14.6
Nude, gouache and graphite, 18.1 x 24.4 in., inv. n°1992.14.7
Lying nude, pastel and chalk on tow paper, signed, 17.7 x 24.8 in., inv. n°1992.14.8
Landscape under the wind, charcoal and white chalk on tow paper, 15.3 x 22.8 in., inv. n° 1992.14.10
Nude, pastel and charcoal on grey-brown vellum paper, signed, 18.8 x 25.5 in., inv. n°1992.14.12
Andrée as a child, pastel and graphite on laid paper, 9 x 5.9 in., inv .n° 1992.14.13
Parrot, engraved coloured pencil on brown paper, 13.7 x 14.9 in., inv. n° 1992.14.14
Duck, engraved charcoal and pastel on brown paper, 8.6 x 12.2 in., inv. n° 1992.14.15
Parrot, pastel and charcoal on tow paper, 11.4 x 10.6 in., inv. n°1992.14.18
Floral study, pastel on grey-brown vellum paper, 14.9 x 10.2 in., inv. n° 1992.14.19
Woman’s Head, pastel and pencil on blue laid paper, 9 x 11.8 in., inv. n° 1992.14.20
Infant study, pencil on laid paper, 11.8 x 9 in., inv. n° 1992.14.21
Two infants’ heads, pastel and pencil on laid paper, 11.8 x 9 in., inv. n°1992.14.22
Asleep Infant study, pencil on vellum paper, 11 x 8.6 in., inv. n° 1992.14.23
Hands study (Ms. Serge Roche ?), pencil on laid paper, 7.8 x 11.8 in., inv. n° 1992.14.25
Antelope, engraved pencil on vellum paper, signed, 14 x 18.1 in., inv. n° 1992.14.26
Bear, engraved pencil on vellum paper, signed, 11.8 x 16.5 in., inv. n° 1992.14.27
Park seen through a stone passage, ink wash painting on vellum paper, 12.5 x 9.8 in., inv. n°1992.14.34
Weeping willow screen, three panels, painting on wood and hemp, 71.6 x 75.2 in., inv. n° A47.11
Floral composition, watercolor and gouache and vellum paper, signed, 16.1 x 12.5 in., inv. n° A47.27
Study of A Woman Sitting, Seen from the rear, pencil, white chalk and graphite over brown wash on beige laid paper, signed, annotated, 17.7 x 11.4 in., inv. n° A54.171

ORLÉANS FINE ARTS MUSEUM :
The Bonnée river, neat Germigny, pencil and ink wash painting, signed, 12.8 x 20 in., inv. n° 1071alpha

THE LOIRE MARINE MUSEUM, CHÂTEAUNEUF SUR LOIRE :
Greeting card, January 1942, to Camille Roche’s sister Lucette Gibert and his family, black wash, brush, pen and paper, 5.5 x 8.5 in., inv. n° 2002.1.1
Greeting card, 1932, to Camille Roche’s sister Lucette Gibert and his family, engraving, 5.3 x 4.2 in., inv. n° 2002.1.4
Greeting card, 1937, to Camille Roche’s sister Lucette Gibert and his family, engraving, 6.8 x 9.2 in., inv. n° 2002.1.3
Greeting card, 1939, to Camille Roche’s sister Lucette Gibert and his family, copperplate, 6.3 x 9.8 in., inv. n° 2002.1.2
Goose, pastel on chinese paper, signed, 11.8 x 14.9 in., inv. n° 2002.4.1
Flooded streams, oil on canvas, signed, 1935, 21.2 x 36,4 in., inv. n° 99.1.1
Duck, charcoal, signed, circa 1930, 18.1 x 13.1 in., inv. n° 95.4.1
Lucette, pencil, pastel and charcoal, signed, 1920, 19.2 x 13.4 in., inv. n° 97.1.2
Portrait of Louis Benjamin Roche (1836-1916), graphite and red chalk, signed, 1914, 17.7 x 11 in., inv. n° C1594 Portrait of Henri Hubert (1898-1920), pencil on paper, 1918, 15.6 x 11.3 in., inv. n°° 91.1.2
Yves Seznec playing accordion, watercolor and pencil on paper marouflaged to canvas, signed, 1943, 17.7 x 11 in., inv. n° 97.2.1
Portrait of Odilon Roche, pastel and red chalk, signed, 1914, 24.2 x 31.1 in., inv. n° C1363 The Loire and river banks in Châteauneuf, oil on canvas, signed, 31.1 x 25 in., inv. n° 1325 The Loire, watercolor, study for the wall decor, 1937, 13.4 x 19.8 in., inv. n° C1555
The Loire, oil on canvas, wall decor executed in the Artist’s studio in Châteauneuf sur Loire for the International exhibition of 1937, Artists decorator’s pavilion, 208.6 x 149.6 in., inv. n° 2002.13.1




EXHIBITIONS

2018.09.22 – 2018.10.12
Galerie Dumonteil Paris
2017.09.16 – 2017.10.15
Paris, France

PUBLICATIONS