The Museum of Avant-garde

Jean Gorin

France (1899—1981)
After studying in Nantes and Paris, he settled in Nort-sur-Erdre and began painting. His early work was influenced by Matisse, Cézanne, Expressionism and Cubism. His interests also covered furniture design and architecture. In 1926 he discovered Mondrian, van Doesburg and Vantongerloo and exhibited with the Cercle et Carré group in 1930, when he started to make reliefs in neoplastic style. In 1931 he became member of artistic associations and participated in the Abstraction-Création group. In 1932 he moved to Russia, where he discovered Malevic’s work. After WWII he settled in Grasse, and participated to the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles. He continued to create abstract art from painting to sculpture. He also designed the Niort white cube house, where he lived with his wife until his death in 1981.