Jean Hélion

French (1904–1987)

Portrait of Jacques Lusseyran


Oil on canvas

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. Reynolds Morse


Helion was an influential abstract painter associated with Théo van Doesburg and the Paris Abstraction-Création Group in the 1930s. After World War II, he returned to figurative art, as evidenced in this portrait of the noted, blind novelist and poet, Jacques Lusseyran.

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