Toulouse 1891 – Avignon 1972. Louis Latapie’s work can be characterised by a coalescence of late Cubist and early abstraction features. A decade younger than Picasso, his earlier years were spent in Paris, where he enrolled at the Academie Julian, and witnessed and participated in the unique artistic phenomena of the times. He managed to survive the front lines for the entirety of World War I, returning to increasing fame and rewards in France with numerous group exhibitions in Paris and abroad, alongside his peers of the post-war avant-garde. Upon his death in 1972, Latapie’s life work was honoured with an important retrospective at the Palais des Papes in Avignon.