Biographie 1931-1939

Germaine Lacaze and Jean Séeberger in Monthérand (1933)
(photo Albert Séeberger)

Germaine Lacaze in her first studio at 115 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs (1934)
in front of the canvas “The four ages of life”
(photo Séeberger)

Germaine Lacaze in her studio at 115 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs in front of “Coin d’atelier au vase de freezia” (1937)
(photo Séeberger)

Germaine Lacaze in front of the “Portrait of Doctor Robert T. Coliez at the workshop rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs” (1938)


First award at the exhibition of holiday work at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts with “Self-portrait with a vase of flowers”.

Began studying painting with Othon Friesz at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.

Obtained for teaching draughtsmanship in commercial and industrial girls’ schools.

Was appointed as an assistant teacher at the Ecole Annexe de l’Ecole Normale des Jeunes Filles du boulevard des Batignolles in Paris.

Had her first exhibition at the Salon des Artistes Français.


First award at the exhibition of workshop work at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. End of studies with Lucien Simon at the Beaux-Arts. Stays in Saint-Palais and Carcassonne.

A fine, well-drawn portrait of Germaine Lacaze.

Gustave KAHN – Le Quotidien – 19 April 1932

Germaine Lacaze exhibits a Brie Interior whose tones are matched with discernment and whose layout is amusing.

Paul FIERENS – Journal des Débats – 29 April 1932


Attended the summer course in Spanish literature at the University of Santander, where the Bacarra group, created by Federico García Lorca, presented theatre performances. Travelled to Castile, Madrid and Toledo.


Trip to Andalusia.

First artist’s studio at 115 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Paris VI.


Private exhibition at Yvonne Guillon’s in Paris with gouaches and drawings from Spain. Trip to Collioure and Andalusia.


Trip to England and Belgium. Stay in Hossegor.


Her father, Pierre-Georges Lacaze, bought a country house in Villeneuve-le-Comte (Seine-et-Marne). Fitting out of a studio.


Drawing assistant teacher at the Paul Bert College in Paris and at the Ecole Normale d’institutrices de Paris. Stays on the Côte d’Azur.


Private exhibition at the Alvaro Barreiro Gallery in Paris, under the patronage of Georges Huisman, the General Director of Fine Arts and Othon Friesz. Participated in the Salon des Tuileries.

At the Salon des Tuileries: many new, some interesting… Lacaze.

  Fernand DEMEURE – Goethe – June 1939