DEFFONTAINE was born in Paris (
Secondary education and art studies
(Arts Décoratifs and Beaux-Arts).
1962 Study and travel in
1966 Private exhibitions (
first period "Grotesques".
1967 Mystical crisis, introspection, esotericism,
1968 Abrupt switch from figurative realism to
symbolic expressionism. Is involved, at the centre
of the student movement, in the events in
1969 Period of geometric eroticism and of his
and Tunisian from 1969 to 1972.
1971 Successive trips to
hills behind Nice.
1981 Study tour in
1984 Transition from figuration to abstract
expressionism in oil and in large format.
1986 Move to the South West of France; a time
of retreat, of work and of research.
1988/1994 Shares his life, his work between
1995/2009 Voluntary interruption of the
personal exhibitions. Puts itself set back from
the market of the Art. Its work of graphic and
pictorial researches dedicates itself to the
writing and to the poetry by continuing.
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