André Minaux (French, b. 1923) studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, and in 1946 held his first solo exhibition. He was guided in his early printmaking efforts by Picasso, and other giants of graphic art who worked at the legendary Mourlot workshop.
In that era of abstraction, Minaux always maintained some vestige of familiar subject matter at the heart of his art. Women and/or domestic interiors were favorite subjects of his middle and later years. Minaux deployed subtle colors, smooth and grainy textures, and pleasant shapes within the strong architecture of his compositions.