Day 184- Jean-Michel Atlan- Strong Black Lines

It’s Day 184 and I’m busy busy busy!  Join me in honoring Jean-Michel Atlan today!

Jean Michel Atlan

Jean Michel Atlan

Composition- Jean-Michel Atlan

Composition- Jean-Michel Atlan

Jean-Michel Atlan (January 23, 1913 – February 12, 1960) was a French artist.

Of Algerian Jewish descent, Atlan was born in Constantine, French Algeria, and

Untitled 1959- Jean Michel Atlan

Untitled 1959- Jean Michel Atlan

moved to Paris in 1930. He studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. He started as a self-taught painter in 1941. He was arrested for being Jewish and for his political activism in 1942. He pleaded insanity and was confined to the Sainte Anne asylum.

He published a slim volume of poetry in 1944 and had his first exhibition at the Gallerie Arc en Ciel. In 1946 he met Asger Jorn and got involved with the CoBrA art group. His studio became a meeting place for the group in Paris.

Untitled- Jean Michel Atlan

Untitled- Jean Michel Atlan

In 1955 he exhibited in the Gallerie Carpenter. Two of the works he is known for include Le Kahena, and Composition.

He died in Paris and is buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse.

Biography is from wikipedia.

I hope you enjoy my piece for today and I’ll see you tomorrow on Day

Jean-Michel Atlan

Jean-Michel Atlan

Untitled 184- Tribute to Jean-Michel Atlan Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic on Canvas

Untitled 184- Tribute to Jean-Michel Atlan
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

Side-View Untitled 184- Tribute to Jean-Michel Atlan Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic on Canvas

Side-View
Untitled 184- Tribute to Jean-Michel Atlan
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 1 Untitled 184- Tribute to Jean-Michel Atlan Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 1
Untitled 184- Tribute to Jean-Michel Atlan
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 2 Untitled 184- Tribute to Jean-Michel Atlan Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 2
Untitled 184- Tribute to Jean-Michel Atlan
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 3 Untitled 184- Tribute to Jean-Michel Atlan Linda Cleary 2014 Acrylic on Canvas

Close-Up 3
Untitled 184- Tribute to Jean-Michel Atlan
Linda Cleary 2014
Acrylic on Canvas

185!  Best, Linda

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