Rouché, Jacques Louis Eugène (X 1882 ; 1862-1957)

Aron Gerschel1884

École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique
Palaiseau, France

In 1893, he married the heir to Piver perfumes and began a successful career as a business owner. Thanks to his respectable social position and his fortune, Jacques Rouché embarked on an artistic career becoming one of the greatest patrons of his time. He was the second polytechnician director of the Paris Opera from 1914 to 1945, after having directed the Arts Theater (Théâtre des arts) from 1910 to 1913. Director and administrator. He studied scenography in Germany and Russia, influenced by Diaghilev. He puts on several lyrical shows in Paris ("Festin de l'araignée" by Roussel, "Ma mère l'oye" by Ravel). Author of "Modern theatrical art" (1910). Director of the Arts Theater (Théâtre des Arts), he guides Copeau, Dullin and Jouvet, then beginners. In 1913 he was Director of the National Academy of Music and Dance. Member of the Academy of Fine Arts (1924)


  • Title: Rouché, Jacques Louis Eugène (X 1882 ; 1862-1957)
  • Creator: Aron Gerschel
  • Date Created: 1884
  • Subject Keywords: student, uniform
  • Type: Photo
  • Rights: École polytechnique
  • Medium: Photography

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