Jean Bazaine was born in Paris in 1904. He worked at sculpture from childhood and studied it at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, but in 1924 he abandoned it for painting and worked at the Academie Julian. He exhibited at the Salon d'Automne from 1931 and had his first one-man show in 1932, when he was encouraged by Bonnard and became a friend of Gromaire.
Bazaine was interested in religious art and designed stained glass windows and ceramic murals for churches and a mosaic for the UNESCO building in Paris. Exhibitions in Paris between 19408 and 1951 brought him international reputation. He was a made a member of the jury at the Carnegie International in 1952 and was included in important international exhibitions
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