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Georges Mathieu

 (1921 - 2012)
Georges Mathieu was active/lived in New York / France.  Georges Mathieu is known for abstraction, collage.

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Georges Mathieu


Post-war painter, Georges Mathieu was born in Boulogne sur Mer, in 1921, and received a bachelor's degree in English. After the war he went to work in Paris, working in public relations for the marine company LAST American Lines.

Mathieu began to paint non-figuratively around 1942, and in 1947 his abstract work began to attract attention due to the application of paint directly from the tube.
This new abstraction, described as: "lyric, informal or "tachiste" (having spots and blurs), ignored the traditions and the rules that existed previously. Mathieu was the first to bring this new style to the School of Paris before 1950 and also to the painters of the School of New York.

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About  Georges Mathieu

Born:  1921 - Boulogne sur Mer, France
Died:   2012
Known for:  abstraction, collage