ROGER-MARX, Claude (1888-1988) was a
French writer, and playwright, as well as an art critic and art historian like
his father Roger Marx (1859–1913). He also used the pen name
"Claudinet". He was an important publisher and collector of works by
Daumier. His collection is now partly in the Musée du Louvre,
Roger-Marx, son of Roger Marx and Elisa Nathan (1859–1933), achieved his
baccalauréat in 1906, studied at the faculties of law and humanities of the
His real career as critic and art historian started after the war. He was a great admirer of art, and became inspector of the Écoles des Beaux-Arts (schools of fine arts). He also was chroniqueur attitré of the Figaro, especially the Figaro Littéraire, its literary supplement, as well as of the Revue de Paris. In 1956 he was made commander of the Légion d'honneur.