AUGUSTIN LESAGE
(1876-1954, France)

BIOGRAPHY
The towering architectures of Augustin Lesage seem to draw from ancient iconography; yet the artist claimed that he was neither an artist nor the author of his production. As a healer, this former miner had been guided by voices to paint the beyond. His highly personal practice developed into monumental compositions, filled with mystical, religious and historical references and performed in public to convert the uninitiated - and reveal an ultimate truth.