La liseuse (1950-1952). Roger Chapelain-Midy (French, 1904-1992). Oil on canvas. Birmingham Museums Trust.
Chapelain-Midy trained at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts and also in the atelier Cormon. After being released from military service, Chapelain-Midy enrolled at the Academie de Montparnasse. In 1927 he exhibited at the Salon de Automne and became a member in the same year.