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FIDEPS: International Fund for the Development of Physical Education and Sport
Jean-Michel Folon was born in Brussels in 1934. In 1955 he abandoned his architectural studies in order to devote himself to drawing. Through the medium of the poster he found an opportunity to champion the causes he believed in: human rights, the ecological balance, sport. His tremendous success in the print media and in advertising can be attributed to the purity of his line, the limpidity of his colour gravitations and the humorous quality of his levitating figures with hearts in place of heads, his flurries of birds and his eyes and mouths afloat in mid-air.

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