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Pierre Hodé (1889 - 1942)
A Cubist painter, he was born in Normandy which was always his favorite area to paint. He served as secretary of the Société Normande de Peinture Moderne (Society of Modern Painting of Normandy).
In Paris, he lived with his friend and compatriot Pierre Dumont in the Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre where he was Juan Gris’ neighbor (Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Gris were called the Three Musketeer of Cubism. In the 1920s, Gris designed costumes and scenery for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes).
Hode participated in the Salon de la Section d’Or (a large group exhibition of artists identified with Cubism, held 10–30 October 1912 at the
Galerie la Boëtie, Paris); exhibited at the Salon d’Automne and at the Salon des Indépendants. He also painted stage sets and ornamental panels.
In his last period, the bucolic poetry of his Normandy native soil as well as the melancholy of Rouen Harbor replace the neo-cubist theories.
Information provided by Charles Flint