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Jean Miotte

Paris 1926 - 2016 Pignans

Jean Miotte studied mathematics and engineering, but in his free time he painted and gathered impressions in the Paris studios of Ossip Zadkine and Emile Othon Friesz. In the early 1950s he painted the first abstract works. A scholarship from the Ford Foundation enabled him to spend six months in New York. In the 1970s he began to paint with acrylic and further reduced his paintings. It was his goal to find and express an internationally comprehensible pictorial language und to continually evolve further. He travelled much and lived in Bologna, Hamburg, again in New York, in Peking and in Switzerland, apart from his main studio in Pignans, France. Numerous museums throughout the world devoted exhibitions to his works. Miotte is considered a representative of Abstract Expressionism in the USA, of Informel in Germany and of Lyrical Abstraction in France.

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