Jean Signovert

1919 – 1981

Signovert was a widely acclaimed exponent of post-war abstraction in Paris, and this work is a superb example of his oeuvre. Having initially trained as an engineer before enrolling at the École des Beaux Arts Saint-Etienne in 1943. His progressive and radical attitude quickly attracted the attention of several influential artworld figures. Not least of those was Aimé Maeght who had just opened her famous Galerie Maeght in Paris, and Signovert would later exhibit there in important shows such as Sur Quatre Murs, Tendences, Le Noir est une Couleur, Les Mains Eblouies that championed the avant-garde of post-war Paris.