Jean Dubuffet’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

July 31, 1901

Death Date

May 12, 1985

Age of Death

83 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Paris, France



The painter Jean Dubuffet died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Painter and sculptor whose humanistic aesthetic incorporated elements of low art. Also known for his collaboration with musician Jasun Martz on “The Pillory,” an avant-garde symphony.

He studied painting at the Academie Julian in Paris.

He coined the term “Art Brut” to describe the raw, nontraditional art created by groups such as mental institution patients, children, and prisoners.

He lived and died alone in Paris. His last work, “Monument With Standing Beast,” was created one year prior to his death.

He was influenced by the work of Vincent Van Gogh.

How did Jean Dubuffet die?

Jean Dubuffet, widely regarded as the most important artist to emerge from France at the end of World War II, a master of French prose and the recipient in recent years of large-scale sculptural commissions the world over, died of emphysema in Paris on Sunday. He was 83 years old.



For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.

Jean Dubuffet

Unless one says goodbye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself and an eventual extinction.

Jean Dubuffet