Jean Dubuffet was an integral French artist known for his primal paintings and sculptures of vernacular subjects. His adoption of the term Art Brut or raw art, referred to the art of children, prisoners, and the mentally ill, was a reaction to what he called art culturel or refined art. It was his desire to break from tradition by implementing rudimentary mark making and emulsions made from sand, tar, and trash.

Our Fine Art Gallery has the finest quality Jean Dubuffet original prints, lithographs, serigraphs, aquatints, artworks and posters. We have a large inventory available off-site and we encourage you to make an appointment to see specific works you are looking to collect. We are happy to meet you at either our art gallery showroom or at your home or office for a private presentation.

About Jean Dubuffet

Artist, sculptor, and printmaker Jean Dubuffet was born July 31, 1901, in Le Havre, France. Dubuffet attended art classes in his youth and in 1918 Jean Dubuffet moved to Paris to study art at the Academie Julian, which Dubuffet left after six months. During this time, Jean Dubuffet met artists Raoul Dufy, Max Jacob, Fernand Leger, and Suzanne Valadon. In 1924, doubting the value of art, Jean Dubuffet returned to Le Havre where Dubuffet gave up on art for about ten years and took over the Dubuffet family wine business. Jean Dubuffet committed himself to his art 1942.