Jean-Pierre Raynaud's Biography
Jean-Pierre Raynaud (April 20, 1939 – April 5, 2020) was a French sculptor and contemporary artist best known for his Minimalist sculptures and installations. Raynaud was born in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His works are often composed of everyday objects, such as tables and chairs, arranged in seemingly random configurations. He often used industrial materials such as concrete, metal, and glass. Raynaud's works often had a political or social message, and he often addressed issues of consumerism and the environment. He was awarded the Grand Prix National de Sculpture in 1994. In 2011, he was awarded the Grand Prix des Arts Plastiques by the French Ministry of Culture. Raynaud's works can be found in public collections around the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Modern in London.