*16th May 1898 in Paris (F)
Fautrier was one of the most important French practitioners of Art Informal. He painted figures, landscapes and still life and developed over time an almost completely abstract painting style. He is also well known for his black nudes, in which he sketches his model with red-brown accentuation on a grey-black background. In 1959 he took part in documenta III and in 1960 (together with Hans Hartung) he received the Grand Prize at the Venice Biennale.
† 23rd July 1964 in Château-Malabry (F)