Max Papart was a French painter and printmaker. He was born in 1911 in Marseilles, France. Papart drew continuously from an early age. Notwithstanding his mother’s desperate efforts to convince him that becoming a chicken farmer would be a far more rewarding vocation than being an artist, he went to Paris in 1935 and attended the École du Louvre.
He became well known for his highly idiosyncratic style that is a surreal Pop Art interpretation of Cubism. Exuberant depictions of musicians, circus performers, animals, lovers, cyclists were among the many lively images that were done in vibrant colors showing movement across flat planes of color.
Papart's artwork has been exhibited in hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide.