Societe des artistes independants


Formed in Paris in 1884 as a reaction against academic controls of exhibition-worthy painting, its founders included Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and Odilon Redon. Two years later they had their first exhibition, which, excepting the World War years, established a pattern of regular exhibitions, which focused on trends in early 20th century art. Since 1920, their headquarters have been in the Grand Palais. These exhibitions are known as the Salon des Independants and participants have included Bernard Buffet, Maurice Boitel, and Jean Carzou. Sources:;/wiki/Soci??t??_des_Artistes_Ind??pendants; Online Encyclopedia Britannica