Jean-Michel AtlanJean-Michel Atlan
- February 12
) was born in Constantine, Algeria
, and moved to Paris
. He studied philosophy
at the Sorbonne
. He started as a self taught painter in 1941
. He was arrested for being Jewish
and for his political activism in 1942
. He pleaded insanity and was confined to the Sainte Anne asylum. He published a slim volume of poetry in 1944
and had his first exhibition at the Gallerie Arc en Ciel. In 1946
he met Asger Jorn
and got involved with the CoBrA
art group. His studio became a meeting place for the group in Paris.
In 1955 he exhibited in the Gallerie Carpenter. Two of the works he is known for include Le Kahena, and Composition.
He died in Paris. He is buried in the Cimetiere de Montparnasse.