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 Pierre Tal-Coat  (1905 - 1985)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: abstract landscape painting, printmaking, sculpture

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1905 (Clohars-Carnoet, France)
 
Death
1985 (Saint-Pierre de Bailleul, France)

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France

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Pierre Tal-Coat, whose real name was Pierre Louis Jacob, was a French artist considered to be one of the founders of Tachisme*. He was born the son of a fisherman, in the village of Clohars-Carnoët, Finistère in 1905. He attended primary school from 1912 to 1914. In 1915, during World War I, his father was killed in fighting at the Argonne front.

Apprenticed as a blacksmith in 1918, Pierre began designing and sculpting and rewarded with a national scholarship, entered the Upper primary s (showing 500 of 3462 characters).



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