Jean Miotte

Miotte, Jean

1926 Paris ‐ 2016 Pignans

Information about the artist

As one of the fathers of the Informel Jean Miotte is traded

 

The early years

Miotte was born in Paris in 1928. 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 growing steadily and he soon finds his teachers in the painters Othon Friesz and Ossip Zadkine. Other role models were Jacques Villon, George Rouault and Henry Matisse.

 

Meudon

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.

 

Exhibitions

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.

 

Artistic development

In the 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.

 

Museums

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.

Works of art


En somme

En somme

17,500 €

Untitled

Untitled

18,500 €

Cascade

Cascade

17,500 €