Jacques Villeglé's Biography
Jacques Villeglé (born Jacques Mahé de la Villeglé in 1926) is a French artist best known for his work in the post-war Affichiste movement. He is widely credited as one of the founders of the movement and is considered to be one of the most important French painters of the 20th century. Villeglé is known for his prolific use of torn posters, or affiches, which he collected from the walls of Paris. He then reassembled, reworked, and painted the pieces to create large-scale works of art. His work often depicts the chaotic and frenetic energy of the city of Paris, as it was during the post-war period. Villeglé has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, and his works are held in the permanent collections of many of the world's most prestigious museums.