CREPIN Fleury- Joseph

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Huile sur toile 51 x 69 cm - Ancienne collection de A. Breton

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1875 – 1948

Follower of Augustin Lesage, Fleury-Joseph is a plumber by trade. Introduced to the spiritualism by Victor Simon in 1930, he becomes a quack. He realizes his first drawings in 1938, at the age of 63 years. And begins then a serie of paintings under the dictation of deceased’s, which he names  Wonderful Paintings. This production of 345 paintings occupies him during the last 9 years of his life. His paintings are credited with a magic and beneficial power. According to his wish, he is buried with the drawings originaly used as skteches.