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Fabrice Maze

Project description

Self-educated erudite who dreamt of becoming fresco painter, he suffered very early on from the upheavals of his time. Traumatized by World War I that he lived on the front line and seriously injured on the Chemin des Dames, André Masson (1896-1987) remained a tormented soul with a quick temper, sometimes violent, but also an independent and lonely artist, rebellious against all forms of authority. He could be “gentle, cheerful and charming” according to his friends who gathered in his first workshop, rue Blomet, all brought together by friendship, literature and freedom of creation.