Joseph Gabriel Rousseau
Joseph Gabriel Argy-Rousseau was born in 1885 in Meslay-le-Vidame, France. In 1913 he married Marianne Argyriadis which was the same time he began to sign his works Gabriel Argy-Rousseau, in honor of his wife. In 1914, Argy-Rousseau first exhibited his projects in the Pate de Verre. This is when we was dabbling in a bit of many of the arts including jewelry and glass. His jewelry sold well and his glass sold even better most would argue reaping success to Rousseau. The crisis of 1929 devastated his company. His clients and he tried to redesign production and switch to produce new models yet Moser-Mille, his partner is business would not allow it. As a result the factory closed December 31, 1931. Rousseau decided to buy a part of the production and founded his own studio which produced enamels as well but on a limited scale. The outbreak of World War II helped bring to an end Rousseau's business.