Georges Mathieu  (French, 1921-2012) 

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Georges Mathieu Biography
1921   Born: in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
1947   Became the Director of Public Relations for United States Lines in Paris
1947   Organized an exhibition with Camille Bryen
1947 - 1951   Organized group shows to demonstrate the value and significance of American Abstract Expressionism
1956   Created a painting that measured 4 X 12 meters at the Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt in front of 2000 audience members
1957   Performed his Action Paintings to universal acclaim in Tokyo
1953 - 1963   Was the editor of United States Lines Paris Review
1963   His essay titled “Au-delà du Tachisme” is published
1960 - 1969   Designed furniture, frescoes, and tapestries
Selected Exhibitions
1959   Documenta II, Museum Fridericianum , Kassel, Germany
1953 - 1954   Younger European painters, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1951   Significants de l’Informel, Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris, France