Death of Michel Ragon : the writer was a 95-year


The writer libertarian Michel Ragon, author of The memory of the vanquished the gold of the Handkerchiefs red Cholet, died Friday, February 14, 2020 at the age of 95 years, learned AFP from his editor, who confirmed the information by press release.


Michel Ragon has recently passed away at the age of 95 years, “said the famous publisher Albin Michel in a statement to AFP. A death which occurs after that, almost move by move, from the creator of BD Claire Bretécher and his colleague Hubert Boulard (blown away at only 49 years of age). It was an “art critic at the flair great was able to identify from the beginning the painters have now become must-sees, “has also recalled sti editor. In addition, he was also a historian recognized the architecture.


Michel Ragon was born in June 1924 in the Vendée, and this orphan from his 8-year-old had spent his childhood in this region, many of his novels. At the age of 14 he had left school, and the city of his childhood, Fontenay-le-Comte, to go to Nantes first as a messenger boy, then warehouseman, or even a bookkeeper. At 20 years old, he came to Paris and multiplies trades while attending then the middle of the writers proletarian, middle, anarchist, and that of contemporary art, which will always remain her favorite subjects.


During his life, Michel Ragon had multiplied the experience in foreign countries from England to Japan and built a career in writing. It must : Handkerchiefs red Cholet (1984), The Memory of the defeated (1990), A beautiful hope (1999), The emphasis of my mother” (1980), a riverbank to the other (1995), on The side of the “art brut” (1996) or Journal of an art critic disabused (2013)….


Michel Ragon was made known to the CoBrA movement in France and followed with a faithful friendship, the work of Soulages, by Hartung, Atlan, of Dubuffet.

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