As one of the fathers of the Informel, 1928 Paris-born Jean Miotte is traded. It grows up in occupied France during World War II. After 1945 he began to study mathematics and engineering. At this time he paints regularly in his free time and the first oil paintings emerge.
His interest in art is constantly growing and soon he invents his teachers in the painters Othon Friesz and Ossip Zadkine. Other role models were Jacques Villon, George Rouault and Henry Matisse. In 1948, Miotte embarks on a trip to Italy, until he finally settled in Meudon in 1950. Here he meets Hans Arp and Gino Severini under the influence of his first abstract images. He also seeks contact with Sam Francis, whom he visits in his studio in Ville'Avray.
Since 1953, Miotte participates in the exhibitions in the Salon of the "Réalités Nouvelles" in Paris. His first solo exhibition finally took place in 1957 at the Galerie Durand. In this early phase of his abstractions, dark and black shades dominate. The movement takes on an increasingly important role in his work, which is increasingly developed in the later works and comes to fruition. Especially with the basic colors as well as black and white Miotte creates his aesthetic compositions.
Jean Miotte, who died in 2016, is represented in many major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne or the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.