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Born in 1920 and died in 1999, Jean Messagier is a French painter, engraver and sculptor.

Jean Messagier joined Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The artist began an artistic career in the 40's and did his first solo exhibition in Paris at Galerie Arc-en-Ciel. At this time, Jean Messagier was strongly influenced by Pablo Picasso and François Desnoyer, his former teacher. He joined the Nouvelle Ecole de Paris group in the 50's, which led him to exhibit at Galerie de Babylone, during early 50's.

In 1953, the artist suddenly distanced himself from post-cubism and headed towards expressionism and tried to develop a more personal art. He drew inspiration from Jean Fautrier and Pierre Tal-Coat, using light to represent abstractly. His art was therefore qualified as lyrical abstraction, nuagist and tachist. Jean Messagier used many more mediums, ranging from sculpture to tapestry, carnival floats and wine bottle labels. He wrote poetry and composed music. Jean Messagier, the multidisciplinary artist liked to play with styles and artistic mediums in order to develop his own art. Moreover, he was never really attached to a movement, which went beyond the abstraction-figuration opposition.

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Print, Sans-titre, Jean Messagier

Sans-titre

Jean Messagier

Print - 32 x 26 cm Print - 12.6 x 10.2 inch

$282

Painting, L'Homme-Printemps, Jean Messagier

L'Homme-Printemps

Jean Messagier

Painting - 76 x 104 x 0.1 cm Painting - 29.9 x 40.9 x 0 inch

$9,591

Print, Sans-titre, Jean Messagier

Sans-titre

Jean Messagier

Print - 32 x 26 cm Print - 12.6 x 10.2 inch

$282

Print, Poste de commande pour jeunes herbes, Jean Messagier

Poste de commande pour jeunes herbes

Jean Messagier

Print - 47 x 65 x 1 cm Print - 18.5 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch

$677

Painting, Sans titre, Jean Messagier

Sans titre

Jean Messagier

Painting - 56 x 76 x 0.1 cm Painting - 22 x 29.9 x 0 inch

$10,155

Painting, Composition, Jean Messagier

Composition

Jean Messagier

Painting - 73.5 x 106.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 28.9 x 41.9 x 0 inch

$10,155

Painting, On brûle les scarabées, Jean Messagier

On brûle les scarabées

Jean Messagier

Painting - 120 x 205 x 2 cm Painting - 47.2 x 80.7 x 0.8 inch

$39,490

Painting, Laitues Hard-Core, Jean Messagier

Laitues Hard-Core

Jean Messagier

Painting - 130 x 195 x 2 cm Painting - 51.2 x 76.8 x 0.8 inch

$30,464

Painting, Grand hiver en or, Jean Messagier

Grand hiver en or

Jean Messagier

Painting - 75 x 100 x 0.1 cm Painting - 29.5 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$13,540

Print, Entre ouïes et coeur 1, Jean Messagier

Entre ouïes et coeur 1

Jean Messagier

Print - 33 x 46 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$226

Print, Entre ouïes et coeur, Jean Messagier

Entre ouïes et coeur

Jean Messagier

Print - 33 x 46 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 18.1 x 0 inch

$338

Print, Sans Titre, Jean Messagier

Sans Titre

Jean Messagier

Print - 69 x 94.5 cm Print - 27.2 x 37.2 inch

$338

Print, Hommage à Federico Fellini, Jean Messagier

Hommage à Federico Fellini

Jean Messagier

Print - 50 x 69.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 19.7 x 27.4 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Sans titre, Jean Messagier

Sans titre

Jean Messagier

Print - 33 x 24.5 cm Print - 13 x 9.6 inch

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Print, Portrait du Marquis de Sade, Jean Messagier

Portrait du Marquis de Sade

Jean Messagier

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

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Print, Sans titre, Jean Messagier

Sans titre

Jean Messagier

Print - 33 x 24 cm Print - 13 x 9.4 inch

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Painting, Machine à immobiliser le printemps, Jean Messagier

Machine à immobiliser le printemps

Jean Messagier

Painting - 75 x 103.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 29.5 x 40.7 x 0 inch

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Print, Soleil Endormi, Jean Messagier

Soleil Endormi

Jean Messagier

Print - 47 x 65 x 0.1 cm Print - 18.5 x 25.6 x 0 inch

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Print, Sans-titre, Jean Messagier

Sans-titre

Jean Messagier

Print - 32 x 26 cm Print - 12.6 x 10.2 inch

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Print, Sans-titre, Jean Messagier

Sans-titre

Jean Messagier

Print - 32 x 26 cm Print - 12.6 x 10.2 inch

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Print, Sans-titre, Jean Messagier

Sans-titre

Jean Messagier

Print - 32 x 26 cm Print - 12.6 x 10.2 inch

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Print, Le livre des livres, Jean Messagier

Le livre des livres

Jean Messagier

Print - 45 x 32 cm Print - 17.7 x 12.6 inch

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Print, Entre ouïes et coeur 2, Jean Messagier

Entre ouïes et coeur 2

Jean Messagier

Print - 33 x 46 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 18.1 x 0 inch

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Print, Entre ouïes et coeur 3, Jean Messagier

Entre ouïes et coeur 3

Jean Messagier

Print - 33 x 46 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 18.1 x 0 inch

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Print, Entre ouïes et coeur, Jean Messagier

Entre ouïes et coeur

Jean Messagier

Print - 33 x 46 cm Print - 13 x 18.1 inch

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Print, Entre ouïes et coeur 1, Jean Messagier

Entre ouïes et coeur 1

Jean Messagier

Print - 33 x 46 cm Print - 13 x 18.1 inch

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