Maurice Sérullaz was a French museum curator and also a talented artist. He was born in Paris, January 19, 1914 and died in Corsica, August 14, 1997
Maurice Sérullaz was a great Delacroix specialist. He was the first curator of the Eugène-Delacroix national museum and organized the large exhibition celebrating the painter’s centenary in 1963. Maurice Sérullaz also played an essential role in safeguarding the national artistic heritage during the Second World War, alongside by Jacques Jaujard, then director of the National Museums.
Lecturer at the Louvre school and professor of French Civilization at the Sorbonne, he was then assigned, in 1957, to the cabinet of drawings of the Louvre museum, in charge of the Edmond de Rothschild collection.
In 1968, he was appointed chief curator of the cabinet of drawings, then honorary inspector general of museums and honorary chief curator of the cabinet of drawings at the Louvre Museum and the Eugène Delacroix Museum. He was an officer in the Legion of Honor, Commander of the National Order of Merit and Commander of the Arts and Letters.
Aside from his own beautiful works, we owe him many works or articles on Delacroix and the organization of various exhibitions on this master.