Dubuffet, Jean

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Dubuffet, Jean Gender: M
born on 31 July 1901 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Le Havre, France, 49n30, 0e08
Timezone LST m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 08°47 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 06°51'

Portrait of Jean Dubuffet 
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Jean Dubuffet
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French painter, a sophisticated primitive, painting full time after 1942. His first works were exhibited in 1944, showing a childlike quality reminiscent of Klee. In the later '40s he used more expressive surfaces of plaster, glue, putty and asphalt applied thickly and kneaded to give paste effect. With a knife, trowel, rag or his hands, he shapes the lava like flows of earth color until he is satisfied with the result.

In 1950 he began the Woman's Body series, in 1951 the Earth and Land series and in 1961, the Paris Circus series. Most of his work looks like sidewalk drawings by kids or doodles of a savage.

Formerly a wholesale wine merchant, he painted for years off and on before he devoted his life to his art. He had a tremendous gusto for life, and made three marriages.

Dubuffet died 12 May 1985, Paris, France.

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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher (1:00 PM Paris time), also in Geslain archive


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Plaster, putty, asphalt)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Alcohol business (Wine merchant)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection