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Jean Fous

Jean Adolphe Fous ( 1901-1971 ) was born in Paris, France in a family of a frame maker. During his life he had several professions in different places in France. Jean began to paint only at the age of 42 after he met Anatole Jakovsky – a well known patron of the arts, lover and collector of naïve art. Jean had his first solo exhibition in the next 1944 in Paris followed by numerous individual and collective expositions in different cities in France, New York and Tokyo. The motif of his paintings is mostly the everyday life in the city “Fousseville” imagined by him and the Flea markets in Paris. Despite the severe health issues the artist continued to paint and in 1970 just before hid death he wrote his autobiography.