"Jean Messagier"Jean Messagier (Paris3, 17th, July 13, 1920 - Montbéliard, September 10, 1999) is a painter, engraver, sculptor French. In 1947 took place his first personal exhibition in Paris, Arc-en-Ciel Gallery4. From 1945 to 1949, the artist was influenced by Pablo Picasso and François Desnoyer who was his teacher at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. Messagier was revealed to the public again at the exhibition organized by Charles Estienne at the Galerie de Babylone in 1952, under the title La Nouvelle École de Paris. The following year, Messagier deliberately breaks with post-Cubism with an expressionist tendency. He then relies on Jean Fautrier and Pierre Tal Coat to develop a personal vision in which he restores "the light ... a light different from that of the impressionists" that he had "abstracted" 5. Realizing sculptures, tapestries, carnival floats, hot-air balloons, labels of wine bottles, he was also a poet, music composer, ecologist, militant humanist and, above all, a painter6. Attached to the postwar Paris School, he is confusedly described as a lyrical abstract, a cloud artist, a tachist, an abstract landscape artist. He himself never wanted to define himself, he always renounced the duality abstraction - figuration7.