(1922 - 2008)
Simon Hantai was active/lived in France, Hungary. Simon Hantai is known for abstract painting on folding canvas.
Biography Simon Hantai
Birth of Simon Hantaï on December 7, Bia, Hungary
Studies at the School of Fine Arts in Budapest.
Leaves Hungary and travels through Italy before settling in France
First "Surrealizing" works, trying out different techniques: collage, frottage, scraping with razor blades, dripping and even folding. Becomes interested in gestural painting.
First exhibition, "Peintures" at the Surrealist gallery L'Etoile Scellée, Paris, presented by André Breton.
November: publication of issue no. 1 of the journal Médium: communication surréaliste, known as the "Simon Hantaï issue," with a cover and illustrations by the artist.
Simon Hantaï meets Jean FourniPaul Kasmin Gallery
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