Fautrier, Jean

1898 – 1964

Jean Fautrier was a French painter, illustrator and printmaker often associated with the “Tachisme” style of Abstract Expressionism. He studied art in London but returned to the continent when he was called up to serve in World War I. After the Great War he devoted himself to his art and achieved significant success, however the Second World War brought renewed atrocities and Fautrier experienced firsthand some of the injustices imposed upon French citizens. He continued to work on small scale, abstract works until he died in France in 1964.