He exposes his first paintings to the Fabre Gallery in 1923. During the year 1927, it carries out a series of paintings (natural died, animal sectional views, naked, landscapes) where the black color dominates. Until 1933, date on which ends its franchise agreement, it is divided between sculpture and painting; it carries out in particular engravings for the illustrated edition of the Hell of Dante prepared by Gallimard (which will not succeed).
Then with court of resources, Fautrier becomes prendant five years montitor of ski in Savoy; it recovers however to paint as of 1937. In 1943, it carries out its twenty-second and last sculpture, large the Tête of hostage . The same year, stopped by the German gestapo, he flees Paris and finds refuge with Châtenay-Malabry. It is there that the project of the Otages is born: these paintings will be exposed in 1945 with the Drouin gallery causing a sharp admiration of Parisian intelligentsia.
In the years which follow, Fautrier works with the illustration of several works, among which Alleluiah of Georges Bataille, and connects on a series devoted to the small familiar objects.
In 1950, it invents using his/her partner, Jeanine Aeply, a complex process mixing chalcographic reproduction and painting making it possible to draw its works with several specimens, process which will show the realization of the Originaux multiples .
In reaction to the invasion of Hungary in 1956, on the reason for the Hostages , it paints the continuation of the Têtes of partisans . Finally until its death which occurs in 1964, Fautrier will not compose any more but of the geometrical tables where coloured scratches, lines and grids at several sides are superimposed.
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