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Jean Cocteau (5 July 1889, Maisons-Laffitte – 11 October 1963, Milly-la-Forêt) was a French writer, playwright, artist, sculptor, draftsman, and filmmaker. He became a member of the Académie française in 1955.

Jean Cocteau was one of the artists who marked the 20th century. He was friends with numerous avant-garde artists and an inspiration to them. A trendsetter, he inspired the artists of his generation creating portraits with a genius touch, always original and showing rare intuition and talent. From his early works to the issues in his later works, a certain "difficulty of being" is at the heart of his creation.

A multi-talented artist, Jean Cocteau first of all considered himself a poet and considered that every artwork is like poetry.


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Painting, Innamorati, Jean Cocteau

Innamorati

Jean Cocteau

Painting - 63 x 49 x 3 cm

$51,606

Fine Art Drawings, Divinity - III, Jean Cocteau

Divinity - III

Jean Cocteau

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 26 x 0.1 cm

$25,803

Print, Double Face, Jean Cocteau

Double Face

Jean Cocteau

Print - 55.9 x 76.2 cm

$2,900

Fine Art Drawings, J'ai Vu à la Foire une Femme Nue Marcher au Plafond, Jean Cocteau

J'ai Vu à la Foire une Femme Nue Marcher au Plafond

Jean Cocteau

Fine Art Drawings - 26.7 x 20.8 x 0.3 cm

$31,412

Print, De ses filles, de son vin, un français peut être vain, Jean Cocteau

De ses filles, de son vin, un français peut être vain

Jean Cocteau

Print - 38 x 28 x 0.2 cm

$1,683

Fine Art Drawings, Londres, Jean Cocteau

Londres

Jean Cocteau

Fine Art Drawings - 20 x 26 x 0.3 cm

$23,559

Fine Art Drawings, The Olympus, Jean Cocteau

The Olympus

Jean Cocteau

Fine Art Drawings - 32 x 24.5 x 0.1 cm

$20,194

Print, Europe - L'Europe multicolore, Jean Cocteau

Europe - L'Europe multicolore

Jean Cocteau

Print - 33 x 46 cm

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Print, Europe - Couleurs de l'Europe, Jean Cocteau

Europe - Couleurs de l'Europe

Jean Cocteau

Print - 33 x 46 cm

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Print, Couple de danseurs Barcelone, Jean Cocteau

Couple de danseurs Barcelone

Jean Cocteau

Print - 50 x 65 x 0.2 cm

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Fine Art Drawings, Profil de Marianne avec Tour Eiffel, Jean Cocteau

Profil de Marianne avec Tour Eiffel

Jean Cocteau

Fine Art Drawings - 46 x 37 cm

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Print, Europe - L'Europe pont des civilisations, Jean Cocteau

Europe - L'Europe pont des civilisations

Jean Cocteau

Print - 33 x 46 cm

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Print, Europe - L'Europe notre patrie, Jean Cocteau

Europe - L'Europe notre patrie

Jean Cocteau

Print - 33 x 46 cm

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Print, Hommage Jean Cocteau 20, Jean Cocteau

Hommage Jean Cocteau 20

Jean Cocteau

Print - 40 x 30 cm

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Fine Art Drawings, La difficulté d'etre, Jean Cocteau

La difficulté d'etre

Jean Cocteau

Fine Art Drawings - 16.7 x 10.5 x 1 cm

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Jean Cocteau (5 July 1889, Maisons-Laffitte – 11 October 1963, Milly-la-Forêt) was a French writer, playwright, artist, sculptor, draftsman, and filmmaker. He became a member of the Académie française in 1955.

Jean Cocteau was one of the artists who marked the 20th century. He was friends with numerous avant-garde artists and an inspiration to them. A trendsetter, he inspired the artists of his generation creating portraits with a genius touch, always original and showing rare intuition and talent. From his early works to the issues in his later works, a certain "difficulty of being" is at the heart of his creation.

A multi-talented artist, Jean Cocteau first of all considered himself a poet and considered that every artwork is like poetry.

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What is Jean Cocteau’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Famous Illustrators, Classically-Inspired Illustrative Artists

When was Jean Cocteau born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1889