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Jacques Germain

 (1915 - 2001)
Jacques Germain was active/lived in France.  Jacques Germain is known for abstract painting.

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Jacques Germain


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, Germain worked with Willem Kandinsky, whose name for many historians is synonymous for abstraction.  When France declared war on Germany in 1939, Germain joined the French Army, was captured and held as prisoner of war until 1945.  He had   ...  Displaying 750 of 2036 characters.




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About  Jacques Germain

Born:  1915
Died:   2001
Known for:  abstract painting