François Fiedler (1921-2001)

François Fiedler (1921 in Košice – 2001 in Saint-Germain-Laval, Seine-et-Marne) was a Hungarian-born naturalized French painter. One of the vitally important artists in the Aimé Maeght stable that included Marc Chagall, Giacometti and Joan Miró, was François Fiedler (1921-2001). Fiedler’s life and art were chronicled in many books and journals, including Collection de la Fondation Maeght, and several Maeght publications entitled simply Fiedler.

After receiving a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Budapest, François Fiedler moved to Paris with his first wife in 1946. His wife died six months later, leaving him alone in a country where he barely spoke the language and had no friends. To make money, he made official copies of famous paintings for museums, as well some small figurative paintings of his own.