Jean Dubuffet French 1901-1985
Jean Dubuffet interest in fine arts developed when he was at school. Jean Dubuffet went to Paris in 1918 to become a painter. Dubuffet attended painting courses at the ‘Académie Julian’ for six months before he gave up his studies. After his military service and a trip to Italy, Dubuffet returned to Le Havre in 1925, where he worked as a wine merchant within his father’s shop. However, it wasn’t until 1942 that he began to concentrate on art. His first solo show came in 1944. He approached the surrealist group in 1948, then the College of Pataphysique in 1954. Jean Dubuffet’s work was honoured with a retrospective in Paris, Hanover and Zurich and numerous international exhibitions.