French painter Jacques Potin was born in France in 1920, but eventually settled in the U.S. He was a colleague of fellow French artist Françoise Gilot.
Jacques Potin, sculptor and painter who also has created designs for tapestries studied under Jean Souverbie at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Before settling in the United States, Potin had an exhibition in Paris. He has shown his work in San Francisco, Dallas and in New York.
Clearly inspired by Matisse, the paintings of Potin utilize a flattened space and bold, simplified forms. Bright, intense colors emphasize the geometry of the subjects, from clouds and sailboats to playful birds.