(1928 - 2005)
Pierre Fernandez (Armand) Arman was active/lived in New York / France, Italy. Pierre Arman is known for happenings, assemblage, abstraction.
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Biography Pierre Arman
Pierre Arman, whose birth name was Armand Fernandez, was born in Nice,
France in 1928. His father, an antique dealer and weekend
painter, had moved the family from Algeria to southern France.
Best known for his 'assemblages' created from found objects, Arman
divided his time between France and the United States.
first exposure to painting was through his father, who gave him art
lessons. In 1946, he began his painting study at the Ecole
Nationale d'Art Decoratif in Nice, where he also earned degrees in
mathematics and philosophy. There he met artists Claude Pascal
and Yves Klein, and together they hitchhiked across Europe. He
completed his studies in Nice in 1949, and went on to the Ecole
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