United States of America, 1925 - France, 2007
Born in Philadelphia in 1925, Hugh Weiss took up watercolour lessons in 1938 and a year later he started to attend life drawing classes, in which he discovered the works of El Greco and Cézanne. In 1940 he was granted a scholarship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. At the end of the 1940s, he travelled around Europe and ended up settling in Paris in 1948. His work was clearly influenced by the CoBrA movement as we can see in the sinuous shapes of the figures and the expressiveness of both stroke and colour.