Henri CHOPIN (1922 - 2008)

Henri Chopin was a little-known but significant figure of the French and British concrete poetry and Lettrist movements. He spent a considerable amount of his life in Norwich, where he died. A curator, editor, musician and poet, he worked in a variety of materials.

 

A significant number of his works take the form of typewriter poems, each unique and influenced by the artist's preoccupation with ideas of order and disorder; a result of his wartime experiences.

 

Solo exhibitions at the Norwich Gallery and Cubitt, London, in 2008 (the year of his death) have cemented his reputation as a French avant-garde artist and his work is included in leading international collections, including that of Marvin Sackner, Miami.