1901 – Born on July 31st in Le Havre, France. French painter, sculptor, and printmaker, best known for his development of art brut.
1924 – He gave up painting. As an art student in Paris, Dubuffet demonstrated a facility for academic painting.
1930 – Was making a living as a wine merchant.
1940 – After World War II, as one of the leading artists of the School of Paris, he developed the techniques and philosophy of art brut.
1960 – Dubuffet experimented with musical composition and the creation of architectural environments. In various graphic and sculptural mediums he continued to explore the potentials of art brut.
– In his later years he also created several large sculptures of black-and-white painted fiberglass for various public spaces.
1985 – Died on May 12th in Paris.