Jacques Deffontaine

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BIOGRAPHY


 


DEFFONTAINE was born in Paris (France).


Secondary education and art studies


(Arts Décoratifs and Beaux-Arts).


1962 Study and travel in Europe, the Near


East and North Africa.


1966 Private exhibitions (Paris, Avignon) of his


first period "Grotesques".


1967 Mystical crisis, introspection, esotericism,


writing.


1968 Abrupt switch from figurative realism to


symbolic expressionism. Is involved, at the centre


of the student movement, in the events in Paris in


May 1968.


1969 Period of geometric eroticism and of his


"Secret Museum". Regular stays in Morocco


and Tunisian from 1969 to 1972.


1971 Successive trips to Italy (Florence, Roma


and Venice). Pilgrimage to the great museums of


Europe. Pictorial and literary research.


1972 Leaves Paris to take up residence in the


hills behind Nice.


1981 Study tour in Egypt.


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


Nice, Paris and Aquitaine.


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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