Atlan, Jean-Michel

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Portrait of Jean-Michel Atlan (click to view image source)
Jean-Michel Atlan
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Atlan, Jean-Michel Gender: M
born on 23 January 1913 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Constantine, Algeria, 36n22, 6e37
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°29' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°36 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 25°52'


French painter, of Algerian Jewish descent, moved to Paris in 1930. He studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. He started as a self taught painter in 1941. He was arrested for being Jewish and for his political activism in 1942. He pleaded insanity and was confined to the Sainte Anne asylum. He published a slim volume of poetry in 1944 and had his first exhibition at the Gallerie Arc en Ciel. In 1946 he met Asger Jorn and got involved with the CoBrA art group. His studio became a meeting place for the group in Paris. He had limited material success as an artist and made his living as fortune teller.

He died in Paris on 12 February 1960 and is buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

BC in hand from Didier Geslain archive, file peintres, photo #5


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter)