BiographyJean Miotte was born in Paris France on September 8th, 1926 and spent his youth in Occupied Paris, he was eighteen years old at the end of the war. He was a French abstract painter and he died March 1st, 2016 at the age of 89.
CareerJean Miotte discovered painting during his military service in 1946. In 1950, Jean Miotte made his first abstract painting. In 1954, Jean Miotte moved his studio to the townhouse of the sculptor Prince Youriévitch in Boulogne, where the artists Jacques Lanzman and Serge Rezvani were also living. In 1957, Jean Miotte participated in the exhibition 50 Ans d’Art Abstrait at the Galerie Creuse in Paris. In 1963, a Jean Miotte retrospective was organized by the Stedelijk Museum of Schiedam and it then transferred to the Gronginger Museum in the Netherlands. During the 1960s, many exhibitions of Jean Miotte’s work were organized in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and in Belgium. In 1970, Jean Miotte became a member of the Comité des Réalités Nouvelles. In 1975, a monograph on Jean Miotte was published. In May 1980, Jean Miotte exhibited fifty works in Beijing at the French cultural centre. In 1984, he was exhibited at the Striped House Museum of Tokyo. The Jean Miotte Foundation was opened in New York in 2002 with a permanent collection of his works.
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