FRANCE, C.1950

13 X 18 INCHES

Jean Fusaro was born in Marseille, France in 1925.

Fusaro studied at the Beaux-Arts de Lyon from 1941 to 1946. He got acquainted with André Cottavoz and Jacques Truphémus, among others.

In 1948, he exhibited for the first time at the Chapel of the Lycée Ampère in Lyon with the Sanziste group, including his friends André Cottavoz, James Bansac, Jacques Truphémus, and Pierre Coquet. Sanzism, an art expression between figurative and abstract, wanted to decompartmentalize traditional art and reject impressionism, fauvism, and cubism.

He was a quintessential artist in what is referred to as “L’Ecole de Lyon” alongside André Cottavoz and Jean Couty. In 1953, he received the Fénéon prize, and in 1957, the prize of the city of Marseille.

Since the end of the 1990s, Jean Fusaro had been part of the Estades Gallery’s permanent collection. His work is exhibited in the four sites of the Gallery, in Paris, Lyon, Toulon, and Baden-Baden.

His ethereal style of soft, barely glazed colors is popular in Japan. His work has been exhibited regularly since the 1970s. Fusaro’s art has been shown in various countries: Switzerland, Luxembourg, England, and the United States. From 1990 to 2010, he dedicated himself to mural painting, creating 19 wall paintings for the Church of Saint-Jacques-des-Arrêts in the Lyon diocese.

In November 2017, Jean Fusar, was awarded the medal of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres.