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(1898 Paris – 1964 Chatenay-Malabry)


Orage violet [Purple storm] – 1937


Etching and aquatint, printed partly with oil paint on japon ancient (the edition was not completed). Signed and numbered XVIII/XXV in pencil. Edition Couturier. Framed. 

Size of sheet: 50 x 54.5 cm.


Mason 1986 (218); Engelberts 1937 (1).



Jean Fautrier: Orage Violet

  • Fautrier was one of the most important practitioners of Tachisme, a style of abstract painting adopted by some French artists from the 1940s, involving the use of dabs or splotches of colour, similar in aims to abstract expressionism.

    He first trained in London at the Royal Academy School of Arts and the prestigious Slade School where he studied under Walter Sickert. By 1922 Fautrier settled in Paris where he started to experiment with colour and monochrome themes, working on etchings, woodcuts and drawings.

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