Jean Dewasne (1921-1999) was a French painter, writer and sculptor who was producing pointillist works at the age of 18. In 1943 he began painting abstract works. He was associated with Hans Hartung, Nicolas de Stäel and Serge Poliakoff, Together with Sonia Delaunay, Hans Arp, Antoine Pevsner and others he was a co-founder of the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in Paris in 1945. In the following year he was awarded the 1st Kandinsky prize.
Nicolas de Staël (January 5, 1914, Saint Petersburg – March 16, 1955, Antibes) (French nationality, of Russian origin) was a painter known for his use of a thick impasto and his highly abstract landscape painting. He also worked with collage, illustration and textiles.