Who was the woman artist Huguette Arthur Bertrand?

A woman painter who was part of the Lyrical Abstraction movement, Huguette Arthur Bertrand was an important member of the post-war art scene in Paris, rubbing shoulders with painters such as Martin Barré, Jean Dewasne, Pierre Dmitrienko, Hans Hartung, Pierre Soulages and Serge Poliakoff, among others.

As part of the art critic Michel Ragon’s circle, the woman artist established a circle of artist friends including Hans Hartung, Pierre Soulages, Gérard Schneider, Victor Vasarely and Zao Wou-Ki. This group of artists worked together on the collection La Peau des choses—a portfolio of prints published in a limited edition in 1968 by the gallery owner Jean-Robert Arnaud, in a tribute to Michel Ragon’s 20 years of art criticism. The artist Huguette Arthur Bertrand began exploring tapestry in 1971. She received commissions from the Mobilier National and experimented with monumental mural art. In the 1980s, her more peaceful gestures were reflected in subtle, ethereal lines.

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