French abstract painter Pierre Soulages dies at 102


Internationally renowned French abstract painter Pierre Soulages, who for four decades explored evolving variations of black, and the contrasting colour and light it can reveal, has died in the town of Sète in southern France at the age of 102.

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Pierre Soulages, whose searching explorations of the color black established him as France’s pre-eminent postwar abstract painter, died on Wednesday in the port town of Sète, in southern France, aged 102, reports The New York Times.