FRED DEUX (French / 1924-)

Fred Deux was born at Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine). He is essentially a self-taught artist. In WWII Fred Deux was active in the Resistance. After the war he took a job in a bookshop. One day a customer ordered a book about Paul Klee, which, Fred Deux has said, "lit a fire in my head". Suffering from tuberculosis, Fred Deux had to spend a period in a sanatorium, in which he taught himself to draw. He went to Paris in 1951, where he met André Breton and joined the Surrealists. Among them was Cécile Reims, the collaborator of Hans Bellmer, whom he married. Fred Deux had a retrospective at the Musee d'Art Modern in Paris in 1972, and more recently in the Graphic Art Gallery of the Pompidou Centre, Paris, in 2004, with a catalogue by Pierre Wat. The art of Fred Deux is scarce and sought after because of his limited production. See: Bernard Noël, Fred Deux, 1997.

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Selected prints by FRED DEUX

Vertige du il, 1972

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