Paris, Galerie Jeanne Bucher

For more than 45 years the Parisian gallery, Jeanne-Bucher has represented the work of Jean Dubuffet, regarded as one France’s most significant painters and sculptors of the latter half of the 20th century.

Born in Le Havre at the turn of the 20th century, Dubuffet moved to Paris to study painting, but left the city’s Académie Julian (integrated into Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques-Penninghen since 1968) after just six months, to study independently. Following two major sabbaticals from painting during the 1920s and 1930s it was not until the 1940s that Dubuffet took up art in earnest, with his first solo show in 1944.

Dubuffet’s Galerie Jeanne Bucher debut came in 1964 with his highly acclaimed Hourloupe cycle (1962), which became emblematic of both the artist and the gallery.

This latest exhibition of 19 works, exposes, for the first time, themes explored by the artist between 1943-1960. The extreme austerity of the Matériologies, which marked the end of Dubuffet’s first period, landscapes, graffiti and children’s designs and scenes of everyday life, which provided much inspiration.

October 15 through November 28, 2009
53 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
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