B. 1954, France
Yves d’Anglefort was adopted in Grenoble and suffered the death of his adoptive father in 1965. As a young man he spent three years traveling and doing odd jobs in California, where he created dozens of drawings, all of which were ultimately lost. After a stint in prison d’Anglefort began painting in 1989, signing with the name of his great-grandmother. He left Grenoble in 1992 for Guadeloupe where he lived frugally and drew in secret. After returning to France, he was diagnosed with bipolar personality – a handicap recognized by the state. Since then, he continues to produce his work in isolation.
d'Anglefort's work has been exhibited across France, Germany, and Switzerland, including at Musée Visionnaire in Zurich and Le Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, both in 2014. His work is included in a number of public and private collections, including Collection de l’art brut (Lausanne), Collection abcd / Bruno Decharme (Paris), LaM – Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut (Lille Métropole), and Musée d’art brut (Montpelier).
Biography courtesy collection ABCD, Paris.