Gaston Chaissac | the artist




The artist Gaston Chaissac
Born May 1 1910, Avallaon, France.
Died Nov 1964 La Roche sur Yon.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Printmakers, Art Brut,


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gaston chaissac
The painter Gaston Chaissac (1910-1964) was a self-taught, idiosyncratic product of the French rural working class. Living in Paris in 1937, however, he happened to meet two professional artists, Otto Freundlich and Jeanne Kosnick-Kloss, his neighbors. They introduced him to modern art, encouraged him to paint and showed admirable constancy in helping him and promoting his work…

gaston chaissac
Artiste solitaire, irréductible à toute école ou tout mouvement, Gaston Chaissac aimait se présenter comme un fabricant de laissés pour compte. De fait, les poèmes-objets, les assemblages et collages, les sculptures-totems en bois brut abondent dans son œuvre. Mais aussi les dessins d’une finesse calligraphique, les gouaches aux accords sourds, qui ne sont pas sans une certaine parenté d’esprit avec Poliakoff et Herbin…



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