Marcel Bascoulard

Marcel Bascoulard was born in 1913 and died in 1978 in France. At the age of nineteen, he moved to Bourges following his mother, who had been imprisoned there for murdering her husband. He stayed there, until he was murdered too, in 1978. Throughout his life, the artist developed a marginal, solitary art practice, producing drawings, photographs, and poems. This was how Marcel Bascoulard staged the story of a character known for being both a transvestite and a talented tramp. In 2015, his works were shown in Paris, at the Halle Saint Pierre, then again in 2016, at the Gaillard Gallery. In 2018, there will be a retrospective of his work in Bourges.

His work was included in the exhibition 'Dancing with Myself' (2018) at Punta della Dogana.