Bob ten Hoope [1920-2014]
One of the most interesting individuals I encountered when I came to live in Choranche in 1994 was the Dutch painter Bob ten Hoope, who had decided to set up his home in Pont-en-Royans back in 1954. In the beginning, I was impressed by his sketches of men playing cards in a local café.
But I soon learned that this was a small domain of his work, which encompassed large oil paintings of nudes and many local landscapes.
It was through her friendship with Bob ten Hoope that the sculptor Tineke Bot discovered this region, and decided to settle down in Choranche.
— photo by Roger Latton