FLEURY-JOSEPH CRÉPIN
(1875-1948, France)

Well-digger, plumber and miner, Crépin was a 63-year-old spiritualist when, like his friend and mentor Victor Simon, he initiated an art practice for the purposes of divine healing. Crépin believed that his gridded pointillist architectures were guided by heavenly forces and would collectively foster world peace. They subsequently achieved their goal when the war ended in 1945. Their maker died just three years later, having produced over 350 paintings.