Charles Perron

French, 1893-1958  Biography

Charles Perron, a French artist known most for his landscapes, was born 22 August 1893 in Plessé, located in the Loire-Atlantique area of western France.

After the death of his father in 1901, Perron lived in Le Gâvre with his mother. He studied  at the School of Fine Arts in Nantes from 1909-1913, and then at the School of Fine Arts in Paris from 1913-1914 and 1919-1921. Between 1914 and 1919, being immobilized for health reasons, he held a professorship in Nantes. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1921.

From 1936 to 1945 he was curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes.

Much of his work is in private collections. Some are present in museums in Nantes, Saint Nazaire, Guérande and Rennes, as well as Paris, Cambrai and Tourcoing.

Charles Perron's name was given to the public school in Gâvre, as well as a street in Plessé.

He died in Nantes on 18 April 1958.

Grand Prix de Rome, 1921