Jean Dubuffet

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Birthday
31, 1901
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 12, 1985 (83)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1901
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 12, 1985 (83)

About

Painter and sculptor whose humanistic aesthetic incorporated elements of low art. Also known for his collaboration with musician Jasun Martz on "The Pillory," an avant-garde symphony.

Before Fame

He studied painting at the Academie Julian in Paris.

Trivia

He coined the term "Art Brut" to describe the raw, nontraditional art created by groups such as mental institution patients, children, and prisoners.

Family Life

He lived and died alone in Paris. His last work, "Monument With Standing Beast," was created one year prior to his death.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Vincent Van Gogh.