• André Bocquet: "Paul Bocquet, paysagiste Champenois. 1868-1947. Notes et Souvenirs". Rheims, 1968. 3 volumes of 666 polycopied pages. Document available for consultation at the Municipal Library Carnegie of Rheims and at the museum Saint-Denis of Rheims.

  • René Druart: "La vie et l'oeuvre de Paul Bocquet", Debar & Cie Prints, Rheims, April 1950. Numbered Edition from 1 to 1000. Document available for consultation at the Municipal Library Carnegie of Rheims and at the museum Saint-Denis of Rheims.
     

  • Paul Despiques: "L'Esthétique de la Champagne". Paris 1902. Document available for consultation at the Municipal Library Carnegie of Rheims and at the museum Saint-Denis of Rheims.
     

  • Georges Perin: "Les peintres de la Champagne". 1903. Document available for consultation at the Municipal Library Carnegie of Rheims and at the museum Saint-Denis of Rheims.
     

  • Noël Coret: "Autour de l'Impressionnisme : les peintres de la vallée de la Marne". Casterman Editions, 1996. Reediting La Renaissance du Livre, 2000, Tournai.

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« He is above of all the child of Champagne, its loving and moved child. His steps invariably led him in the valley of the Vesle, among willows, poplars or birch trees, reflecting themselves in silver waters, in the valley of the Genelle (upstream Châlons-sur-Marnes), which more or less offer the same scenery, or in the Soissonnais, where he often and readily lives.

The Soissonnais, more hilly, more cultivated, more cheerful impose to him warm colours, summer landscapes; Marnes' valleys, arid and dry, full of shades during autumn or winter, become peculiar when their slight misty veils overlap each others without dimming colours but refreshing them, inspired him mostly during autumn.

Paul Bocquet is passionate with light and with colours and is at the same time a lonely and melancholic man. »

 

Charles Gaudier, "Exposition Paul Bocquet", in Le Progrès de l'Est, October 1911.
Re printed in "Autour de l'Impressionnisme : les peintres de la vallée de la Marne" of Noël Coret. Casterman Editions, 1996. La Renaissance du Livre Edition, 2000, Tournai.


Public Collections...

  • Rheims: Town Hall, Prefecture. Though uncommon for public collections, a great set of Paul Bocquet's works is conserved at the Museum of Fine Arts.

  • Paris National Museum of Modern Art, musée d'Orsay.

  • The Caisse d'Epargne of Fontainebleau owns a painting representing woodland scenery made during First World War.

 

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