OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED
FRANCE, DATED 1933
14.5 X 17.5 INCHES
Raymond Moisset was
born May 21, 1906 in Paris. His formal training began at the academies
of the Montmartre district and l’École des Arts Appliqués.
In 1936 the artist befriended Tal-Coat, Francis Gruber and Francis Tailleux.
In 1950 he met Michel Seuphor who authored Dictionnaire de la Peintures
Abstraite. Moissset lived and worked primarily in Paris.
exhibitions include: Galerie Carmine,1934; Salon des Tuileries 1934-1939;
Salon des Indépendants, 1935-1939; Salon d’Automne, 1939,
1944, 1945 and the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles after
1956. Moisset also exhibited in Milan at the Prix Lissone, the Tokyo
Biennial 1963-1964, the Musée d’Art et d’Industrie
de Saint-Étienne and various galleries France.
Along with Tal-coat,
Humblot, Rohner and others Moisset founded the group Forces Nouvelles
as a reactionary movement against an apparent intellectualism in the
arts. The group was influenced by such artists as George de La Tour
Le Nain and Chardin and worked from emotive expressionist techniques,
later experimenting with the abstract. Moisset also illustrated several
books during his career.
National d’Art Moderne in Paris has collected his work in addition
to museums in Créteil, Djakarta, Dunkerkque, Lille and Saint-Étienne.