The birth of the artist

More than four decades later, in 1949,  Lorjou would describe the elements of his birth through a painting titled "La Naisance du Peintre" (The Birth of the Artist).  In the background, the grandmother rose with the military horsemen she had gone to watch, the city of Blois on a canvas, the midwife holding the baby, Lorjou's parents to the right, siblings to the left, and an angel above performing the miracle.

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