He married Catherine Lucie Lotte (nicknamed Mousse), 23 January 1919. Their son Marc-Antoine was born 15 July 1925.
In 1936, Bissière was one of the artists who executed Robert and Sonia Delaunay's designs for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne. He participated in the first three documenta exhibitions of 1955, 1959 and 1964.
After he realised his eyesight was deteriorating he was diagnosed with glaucoma in 1939. By 1950 his peripheral vision was severely affected and he underwent surgery. This stopped him from going blind but did not improve his eyesight, and he complained his eyes tired more quickly when he was painting.
Rue Roger Bissière in Paris is named in his honour.
Notes and references
- "Biographie". Bissiere.net. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
- Düchting, Hajo (1995). Delaunay. Taschen. p. 71. ISBN 3-8228-9191-6.
- "Roger Bissière in the Documenta archive".
- James G. Ravin, MD MS (2008). "The Visual Difficulties of Selected Artists and Limitations of Ophthalmological Care During The 19th and Early 20th Centuries (An AOS Thesis)". Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society. 106 (December 2008): 402–425. PMC . PMID 19277248.
- Salisbuty, Laney; Sujo, Aly (2009). Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art. ISBN 978-1-59420-220-9. Considerable material on forged Bissieres.
- Media related to Roger Bissière at Wikimedia Commons
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