James-Jacques Brown (1918-1991)
He studied law and began his first drawings. In 1942, he became an editor at the Ministry of Finance, then installed in a wing of the Louvre. In 1945, he devoted himself entirely to painting. The artist had an obsession: to leave a credible trace of himself. He began with self-portraits, where very quickly the outline of the face gives way to an abstract form. The question of the human being and his representation is at the heart of Brown's work, not forgetting a very strong mystical quest. He was influenced by mythologies, religions, stories and science fiction. Not only James-Jacques Brown is a painter, but also a talented sculptor. From 1952, he participated in all the Salons of the young sculpture but also in the Salon of May in 1958, 1960, 1963, 1964 and 1965, at the Salon des Realities Nouvelles. He ended his artistic activity at the end of 1980.