For those who don’t know Fernand Léger yet, you may have already come across his work along the Planches. A reproduction one of them, Le parasol, is displayed on the doors of a cabin. During the 1930s, the painter stayed on the coast for several months while visiting a friend in Touques. At the request of Louis Carré, he realized a series of gouaches of the city of Deauville. An occasion for the mayor, Philippe Augier, to remind people that, “This painter, a member of the Communist party, also liked Deauville.”
The mayor inaugurated a plaque in honor of the painter on Thursday afternoon, accompanied by Nathalie Samoïlov, great-granddaughter of Nadia Léger, wife of the painter, and Jean de Chatenet, in charge of Fernand Léger’s house, in Lisores, in the south of the Pays d’Auge region.
- Ouest France, p