(1905 - 1985)
Pierre Tal-Coat was active/lived in France. Pierre TalCoat is known for abstract landscape painting, printmaking, sculpture.
Biography Pierre Tal-Coat
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 school at Quimperlé. He started his working life as clerk to a notary in 1923 in Arzano. In 1924, he found work as a decorator at the Keraluc porcelain factory in Quimper in 1924, creating characters and landscapes of the Brittany countryside.
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