Born Oct. 1, 1913, in Paris. French painter and graphic artist. Member of the French Communist Party since 1939.
The son of a worker, Fougeron received no special artistic training. During World War II he took part in the Resistance. A major representative of the “new realist” movement in French art, Fougeron concentrated on themes from the life and social struggle of the French people. An expressive, often sharply dramatic economy of line and color characterizes such works as Homage to André Houillier (1949, A. S. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow) and the series of paintings and drawings entitled The Land of the Mines (1950).