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Jean De Botton (French 1898-1978)

Jean de Botton was an international artist in the true sense of the word. Born in Salonika, Greece, he studied in Paris and travelled extensively through Europe, before crossing the Atlantic to the United States in 1938.

As an artist, de Botton was preoccupied with composition, which steered him towards looking at Byzantine frescoes, the art of Primitive painters of all European schools and Paul C├ęzanne. Through his travels he united different influences to create his own signature style, in which past and present join in a strange delightful harmony, joyous with colour and monumental drama.