Collection: Jean Hélion   1904 - 1987 

A French abstract and figurative painter, born at Couterne in Normandy. He moved in 1921 to Paris, where he first worked as apprentice to an architect and then began to paint in 1923. Hélion was self-taught, and since 1925 he painted full-time. He began by painting portraits and landscapes but his work gradually became more and more abstract. He painted in an entirely abstract style from 1929-39; became a member of the Groupe Art Concret in 1929 and co-founder and member of Abstraction-Création 1931-4.