(Boulogne-sur-Mer, 27 January 1921 – Boulogne-Billancourt, 10 June 2012)
He is noted for his application of colour directly from the paint tube.
He is regarded as one of the fathers of lyrical abstraction and informal painting.
This new abstraction, gestural, lyrical, informal or 'tachist', is stripped of the prevailing traditions and rules, to bring to the fore the purely pictorial phenomena.
The philosophical concept of time contributed to support the convictions of the artists involved in developing a form of gestural painting, to live the pictorial experience in a new way, with a total corporal involvement.