Born in Noyelles-sur-Sambre in 1892, French painter, draughtsman and etcher Marcel Gromaire studied in Douai in northern France and later enrolled at the Academie of the Palette in Paris where he became acquainted with and influenced by the artists of Montparnasse.
Gromaire exhibited at the Salon des Independants in Paris, the 1937 World Exhibition in Paris, De Bale Art Gallery, Kunsthalle de Baie Gallery and at the Galerie La Licorne. Gromaire was awarded the Carnegie Prize in 1952, the National Guggenheim Prize in 1956 and in 1958, The Grand Prix National des Arts. Gromaire taught at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris from 1950-1968.
Gromaire’s works are in the Centre Pompidou- Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as museums in Belgium, Jerusalem, Lille, and Nantes.