“Beyond Black” Painter, Pierre Soulages Died at age 102

French Painter Pierre Soulages, Who Dedicated His Career to the Deepest Color Black, Has Died at Age 102.

The French abstract painter Pierre Soulages poses in front of one of his paintings during the presentation of his exhibition “Pierre Soulages” at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.

Pierre Soulages, the abstract French painter who for more than 40 years dedicated his work solely to the color black, has died at the age of 102. The news was announced by the Musée Soulages in his hometown of Rodez, France.

“Black has been fundamental for me since childhood,” Soulages told the New York Times in 2014.

Soulages led a successful life as an artist.

Pierre Soulages’s work at the Musée Soulages, Rodez, France. Photo by Christian Richters/View Pictures/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.

“Pierre Soulages was able to reinvent black by revealing the light. Beyond the dark, his works are vivid metaphors from which each of us draws hope.”

Emmanuel Macron

Soulages is survived by his wife of 80 years, Colette Soulages, age 101.

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