Painting in an individual style, Guillaume-Roger worked in the period 1890-1930. This early example of his work as a paysagiste dates to the early years of World War I and depicts a scene in the Ile de France region, close to Paris. His manner of painting utilized an adapted pointillist technique, the paint applied thickly in areas and merely washed-in in others. His palette tended towards the muted, using lots of greys, blues and subtle greens. Guillaume Georges Roger or Guillaume-Roger as he became known, was born in Paris on 1867. He studied in Paris under the tutelage of perhaps the greatest French academic artist of his day, Jeon-Leon Gerome. No better an education could be received in the latter years of the nineteenth century than that offered at the atelier of Gerome. In 1892 he had his debut at the Salon des Artistes Francais which began a career than would reach well into the twentieth century. Ignoring the many artistic changes that were happening around him, Guillaume-Roger continued to paint in a style reminiscent of the post-Impressionists. His landscapes, seascapes, portraits and figural work were painted in both oils and watercolors. Guillaume Georges Roger died in Paris in 1943. A painting by him is housed at the Musée Bonnat-Helleu in Bayonne, France.