- Category : Art-Fine-art-artist
- Type : GP
- Profile : 6/3 - Role Model / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (7,16)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Alpha 1
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.