Self-taught French artist who, after serving in the French army between 1914 and 1918, decided to concentrate exclusively on art. In 1920, he moved to Algeria and travelled through Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Germany. In 1924, he painted numerous abstract constructions and, in 1926, took part in the Salon d'Automne. In 1927, he spent some time at Bauhaus, where he met Klee and Kandinsky. In the same year, he had a one-man show at the Quatre Chemins Gallery, in Paris and, between 1929 and 1932, he spent long periods in Florence, Ávila, Madrid and at the Escorial. In 1933, he exhibited in Paris again, this time at the Pierre Colle Gallery and took part in the Contemporary Art Salon, in Antwerp. Between 1937 and 1947, he left Paris and lived in Algeria during the war. In 1948, he had an exhibition at the Maeght Gallery in Paris and sent works to the Salon de Mai and the Salon des Realités Nouvelles, in which he regularly took part until 1967. In 1960, he participated in "Cent Sculptures de Daumier à nos jours" at the Saint-Etienne Museum of Art and Industry; in 1967, in "Scuplture 1947-1967" at the Museum of Painting and Sculpture in Grenoble and, in 1971, in "La Peinture Non-Objective, 1924-1939" at the Jean Chauvelin Gallery, among others. After his death, in 1974, the Charley Chevalier Gallery, in Paris, devoted an exhibition to him entitled, "Jean Peyrissac".