Jean Fautrier

Paris 1898 – Châtenay-Malabry, France 1964

In the 1950s he painted landscapes formally reduced to horizontal bands of colour and reminiscent of the postulates of Informalism. He was awarded the Grand Prize of the Venice Biennial (1960) and the International Grand Prize at the Tokyo Biennial (1961). In 1964 he donated his work to the Musée de l’Ile-de-France in Sceaux and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, with the latter organising a comprehensive retrospective exhibition in his honour that same year. His work is present in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art (Teheran), the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), and Tate Collection (London), among others.

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