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Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet


Nationality: French

Jean Dubuffet was born in LeHavre, France in 1901. As a boy, he attended local art classes and moved to Paris at seventeen years old to study at Academie Julian. He then left and travelled for six months to Italy and South America, after which, he worked as a craftsman and in his family's wine business for ten years. In 1942, he returned to art full time and produced his first solo exhibition in 1944 at the Galerie Rene Drouin. As an artist, he rejected the traditional methods and created works that revealed humanity in its purist of forms. He used materials such as glass, coal, and dirt pebbles in his works that earned him criticism and admiration in Paris. Dubuffet's work was heavily influenced by the Beligian poet, Henri Machaux and the French critic, Jean Paulhan, both of whom were close friends. For a brief time, Dubuffet lived in New York but returned to Paris to continue painting and also writing. Throughout the 1950's, he continued to experiment with raw materials in his art, referencing primitive imagery. In 1962, he developed the original style Hourloupe, a tangle of lines that form a cell and are sometimes filled with color. He died on May 12, 1985 in Paris, leaving behind an artistic legacy.


Jean Dubuffet Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985) La Fumée, 1966 Marker on paper 9-7/8 x 6-1/2 inches (25.1 x 16.5 cm) (sheet) In...
Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985)La Fumée, 1966Marker on paper9-7/8 x 6-1/2 inches (25.1 x 16.5 cm) (sheet)Initi...
Lot 65355
Auction 5314
Sunday, March 19, 2017
JEAN DUBUFFET (French, 1901-1985) Presences Fugaces (six works), 1973 Screenprint in colors Each 30 x 22 inches (76.2...
JEAN DUBUFFET (French, 1901-1985)Presences Fugaces (six works), 1973Screenprint in colorsEach 30 x 22 inches (76.2... (Total: 7 Items)
Lot 72041
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
JEAN DUBUFFET (French, 1901-1985) Personnage, 1974 Felt-tip pen and paper collage 11-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches (29.2 x 19.1
JEAN DUBUFFET (French, 1901-1985)Personnage, 1974Felt-tip pen and paper collage11-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches (29.2 x 19.1 ...
Lot 63068
Auction 5031
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) Joie Innocente, 1959 Lithograph 15-3/4 x 16 inches (40.0 x 40.6 cm) (sight) Ed. 14/20 Sig
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)Joie Innocente, 1959Lithograph15-3/4 x 16 inches (40.0 x 40.6 cm) (sight)Ed. 14/20Sig...
Lot 15056
Auction 191727
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985) Territoire et paysan, 1975 Screenprint in colors on Arches paper 21 x 15-1/2 inches
Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985)Territoire et paysan, 1975Screenprint in colors on Arches paper21 x 15-1/2 inches...
Lot 48046
Auction 191651
Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) Parade Nuptiale (Courtship), 1973 Screenprint in colors on tan Canson paper, with full margi...
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) Parade Nuptiale (Courtship), 1973 Screenprint in colors on tan Canson paper, with full margi... (1)

Auction 5344
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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