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An abstract painter of the post-war School of Paris, Germain developed a technique known as Abstraction Lyrique and served as one of the prominent members of it in Paris alongside Mathieu, Bryen, Riopelle, and Lanksoy. Abstraction Lyrique valued personal expression of the artist and made sure not to be limited by geometric standards.
At the age of sixteen, Germain worked with cubist painter Fernand Léger at the l’Académie Moderne. A year later at the Bauhaus, (showing 500 of 2036 characters).