French born self-taught artist. Began to exhibit with the Nouveaux Réalistes in 1962. Tissues, chiffons, feminine underwear are his main working materials. Gérard Deschamps has explored several artistic forms by assembling objects. In 1956 First one person exhibition, Galerie de Haute Pauve, Paris. 1957 Galerie Collette Allendy, Paris. 1961 Galerie Haro Lauhus, Köln, Exposition de Luxe, Berne, Galerie Apollinaire, Milan. Paris Biennale. 1964: Galleria del Leone, Venice, 1988 Nouveau Réalistes, Zabriskie Gallery, New York. 1995; Fluxus unde Nouveau Réalistes, Kunsthalles, Hamburg. Lives in Paris.