Jacques Soisson Biography

Jacques Soisson




Jacques Soisson was born in February, 1928 in Paris and is a French artist as well as a child and adolescent psychotherapist. His artwork is associated with the school called “Art Brut.”


Soisson studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse and continued at the École des Beaux-arts de Montpellier. In 1966, after further study he began to work as a child and adolescent psychotherapist and made attempts using art therapy. This turned out so well that from then on he originated the "Atelier d’art-thérapie". All the works by the patients done during this therapy were collected and donated to the Museum of Hospice St. Roch in Issoudun. He further collaborated with the "Institut Édouard Claparède de Neuilly-sur-Seine"  http://www.institut-claparede.fr/


In 1969 Soisson joined the Société d’Art Brut, which was founded by Jean Dubuffet who was a friend of Soisson’s. In 1978 Jacques Soisson gave up his psychotherapy profession and dedicated himself to painting. He continues to live and paint in Paris, France.