Jean-Pierre Pincemin (b. 1944, Paris, France; d. 2005, Arcueil, France)

Jean-Pierre Pincemin was a greatly admired and sometimes exasperating figure in the French art world. Close to the Supports/Surfaces artists in his formative years, he parlayed this experience into a protean approach to art making with no particular allegiance to style – archaic, classical, baroque – or medium – painting, sculpture, prints. This permanent attitude of defiance and exploration was described by critic Barbara Rose as “shifting emphasis and redefining premises, permitting an incredibly creative originality.” His work has been featured in solo and group presentations at Musée d’Art moderne, Céret; Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière; and Denise Cadé Gallery.