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Jean Dubuffet
Paolo Monti - Servizio fotografico (Italia, 1960) - BEIC 6341424.jpg
Jean Dubuffet in 1960
Born (1901-07-31)31 July 1901
Le Havre, France
Died 12 May 1985(1985-05-12) (aged 83)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Known for Painting, Sculpture

Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (31 July 1901 – 12 May 1985) was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so-called "low art" and eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of what he believed to be a more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making. He is perhaps best known for founding the art movement Art Brut, and for the collection of works—Collection de l'art brut—that this movement spawned. Dubuffet enjoyed a prolific art career, both in France and in America, and was featured in many exhibitions throughout his lifetime.

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Jean Dubuffet, Court les rues, 1962, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI. An example of a non-painterly Dubuffet painting
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