Collection: Edgard Pillet   1912 - 1996 

Edgard Pillet was one of the most progressive artists of post-war Paris, internationally acclaimed for pioneering a new style of geometric abstraction. He is also respected for his literary contributions to the polemic for abstract art, not least as the Secretary General of the leading avant-garde journal Art Aujourd’hui, which was central to the cause. In 1950 he further championed the aesthetic revolution by founding with Jean Dewasne the extremely influential Atelier d’Art Abstrait on the premises of the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere.