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The term ‘Nouvelle École de Paris’ was first used in 1952 by the critic Charles Estienne for an exhibition he organised at the Galerie de Babylone in Paris, including under this term most of the artists who symbolised the 1950s.

Each of the abstract artists developed their own personal research. Vieira da Silva, de Staël, Fautrier, Hélion, Charchoune, Estève, Atlan (who created a link with Cobra – Jorn, Corneille and Appel), Dubuffet, Bram and Geer van Velde. They were not, however, all lyrical. Denise René defended geometrical abstraction, which included Magnelli, Herbin and Vasarely, while the trio Hartung, Schneider and Soulages counter-attacked at Lydia Conti’s gallery. In 1947 showed for the first time the American ‘Action Painters’ – Pollock, Tobey and de Kooning.

For nearly two decades, artists from all over the world lived with the freedom, taste for risk and jubilation that characterised these years of struggle.

WEISSWALL is very proud to present to you some genuine paintings, drawings and prints from this fascinating period.