Hartung is commonly presented as the standard-bearer of the “École de Paris” and of “lyrical abstraction” and is considered above all as a post-war painter. By the end of the 1930s, the artist had already participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe. His career will last nearly 70 years and will be punctuated by incessant technical innovations. 1960 is also the year on which he won the Grand Prize for painting at the Venice Biennale, thus reaching the peak of international recognition. Hartung never stopped creating, painting with ever greater passion until his last days.