- Germain Jacques (1915-2001)
A gestural abstract expressionist, Jacques Germain devoted himself very early to painting and drawing. He held an important place in the avant-garde movement alongside artists as Riopelle, Soulages and Mathieu. During a few months he attended the Académie Moderne where he was a student of Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant. He than left for Germany on the advice of Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger to join the Bauhaus in Dessau where he was taught by Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers until 1931.
Upon his return to France after the war, he devoted himself essentially to painting. In 1947, he sent a painting to the Salon des Surindépendants, and in 1948 he participated in the group exhibition "White and Black" alongside Fautrier, Arp, Bryen, Hartung, Wols, Georges Mathieu, Picabia, and Seuphor at the Galerie des Deux Iles. The following year he had his first private exhibition in the same gallery. Numerous exhibitions, as well group as personal exhibitions, followed both in France and abroad.
- Oil on canvas
- circa 1960
- 38,5 x 28,5 cm