Arman

SCULPTOR (FRANCE)
BORN 17 Nov 1928, Nice - DIED 22 Oct 2005, New York City, New York
REAL NAME Pierre Fernandez, Arman
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 11, 1ere ligne (ashes))

French born son of an antique dealer. He studied philosophy and mathematics, as well as painting at the École Nationale d'Art Décoratif, Nice. In 1947 he met Yves Klein and Claude Pascal and together with them he travelled through Europe. He fulfilled his military service in the Indo-Chinese War and had several jobs at various places. Towards the end of the fifties he had his first solo exhibitions and in 1960 he was one of the founders of the Nouveaux Réalistes.

Arman moved to the USA in 1963 and became an American citizen in 1972. Most of the important musea for modern art have his work in their collections. More than 70 monuments from his hand can be found all over the world. He was married to the composer Éliane Radique.

Work: 'Captain Nemo II' (1995-1996).

Sources
Den Haag Sculptuur 98, Connaissance des Arts, Paris, 1998
SURESNES (92) : cimetière ancien - Cimetières de France et d'ailleurs

Images

'Captain Nemo II'.
(1995-1996)
Picture by Pat/Androom (Jun 1998)

 

The grave of Arman at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)

 


Arndt, Ernst Moritz

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 21 Nov 2014