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AUTARD, Georges (<i>born</i> 1951), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
AUTARD, Georges (born 1951), Painter

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1951, in Cannes.


Georges Autard was a teacher of mathematics before he began painting in 1975. The art of Claude Viallat encouraged his pictorial experimentation. Evidence of his initial mathematical training can be seen in canvases that show signs, writing and, more rarely, numbers against a dark background like a blackboard, enabling him to tell 'stories'. In the cycle Per ornamento

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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