"The present exhibition, Jean Fautrier: 1898- 1964, organized by the Haggerty Museum of Art in conjunction with the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University and the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, is the first American museum exhibition of Fautrier's work. Twelve years in the making, this exhibition, was curated by Curtis L. Carter and Karen K. Butler. The exhibition introduces Fautrier to American audiences and documents his influence beyond the visual arts. It features the artist's paintings, sculpture, drawings, original multiples and illustrated books. Included in the exhibition are still lifes (nature morte), flower paintings, nudes and landscapes from his early period (1925-29), the Otage series (1942-45) and later abstractions of his informel period (1947-64)."