Born in Doubs, France, 1912 - 1979
René Perrot was an important French illustrator and painter, who made over five hundred cartoons in collaboration with tapestry workshops at Aubusson. Perrot's richly decorative style typically featured detailed rendering of birds, rabbits and fish. His flamboyant designs are densely filled in the 'mille-fleurs' (thousand flower) style, popular during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, featuring the profusion of realistically rendered flowers. He received numerous commissions during his lifetime and his tapestries adorn the walls of French public museums and governmental ministries.