Roger Capron

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Roger Capron (French, 1922-2006)

Roger Capron (French, 1922-2006)Roger Capron was born in Vincennes, France on September 4, 1922. Interested in drawing, he studied Applied Arts in Paris from 1939 to 1943 and worked as an art teacher in 1945. He died on November 8, 2006 leaving behind a considerable body of work that is recognized worldwide.

In 1946, Roger Capron moved to Vallauris, where he founded a ceramics workshop known as "l'Atelier Callis", contributing to the renaissance of ceramics in Vallauris.

In 1952, Roger Capron purchased an abandoned pottery in Vallauris and opened a small ceramics factory, with 15 workers. By 1957 he had established a considerable international reputation. In 1980 his factory employed 120 people and during that same decade he reverted to making one-off pieces which were shown internationally. Following an economic crisis, the factory was closed in 1982.

1954 Gold Medal at the Milan Trienalle
1955 Silver Medal at Cannes
1957 and 1958 Gold Medal at Brussels Exhibition of architectural ceramics
1968 Prix du Ministère des Affaires Culturelles
1970 Grand Prix International de la Céramique
1980 Prix Spécial de l'Architecture

Roger Capron, Céramiste, Staudenmeyer Éditions Norma,
L'Âge d'or de Vallauris, A. Lajoix, Les Editions de l'Amateur