Jean Picart Le Doux, born in Paris January 31, 1902 and died in 1982, was a French painter and painter-cartonnier the revival of contemporary tapestry.
He is the son of the painter Charles Picart Le Doux (1881-1959).
Without specialized training, he made his debut in bookbinding and publishing, and then he turned to advertising and graphic arts and publishing his first works in 1935. His first tapestry dating from 1943 after winning the Grand Prix of the theater poster exhibition in the imaging.
He met Jean Lurçat and, with Marc Saint-Saëns, gather around him in 1947 for the Association of painters cardboard tapestry.
In 1950, he projects the idea of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, during the meeting with exhibitors of an exhibition of their work in Basel, two other French designers Jean Jacques Colin and Nathan, and two graphic designers Swiss, Fritz Buhler and Donald Brown. AGI is officially founded November 22, 1952 and will be the first president.
It is a great master of the Aubusson tapestry, which has produced over four hundred original tapestries during his lifetime.
It stated, among other things, Vascœuil castle in Normandy in 1974.
Some works of Aubusson tapestries
Snowfield 195 cm x 280 cm
Illustrations in the deluxe edition
The veins of the Earth by Jean Cocteau
Recognition by local artist ==
The college named after him Bourganeuf