Simon Hantaï

  • 1922 - 2008
  • Born in 1922,

Simon Hantaï dans son atelier à Meun, 1975, photographie d'Édouard Boubat © Archives Simon Hantaï / Adagp, Paris, 2022. Photo © Édouard Boubat

A French artist of Hungarian origin, Simon Hantaï (1922-2008), came to Paris in 1948 and completed his whole body of work there. His talent was recognised as early as 1953 by André Breton, who dedicated his first personal Parisian exhibition to him at the Surrealist gallery “A l’Etoile scellée”. Hantaï produced a body of work that was both innovative and abundant, earning him first prize from the Fondation Maeght in 1967 and the National Plastic Arts Grand Prize in 1980. Moreover, he represented France at the 40th Venice Biennale in 1982. Hantaï created 139 works that are now in public French collections, as well as some 50 works that are in public collections around the world.

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