11 June 2019

Aimée Castain in Banon (04)

Aimée Castain (1917-2015) was born and died in Banon. She spent her life as a shepherd until, inspired by the painter Jean-Michel Sardou, she made her first attempts at painting. The 'postman-poet' Jules Mougon, Pierre Martel (the founder of Alpes de Lumière) and the painter Serge Fiorio soon took an interest in her work. Oddly, these images are the only ones I currently know of of her grave on the internet. The cemetery is just outside the centre of the village, a few hundred metres from Le Bleuet.

No comments: