Jean Xceron

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Jean Xceron
Jean Xceron WPA.jpg
Xceron working on a piece for the Federal Art Project, c. 1942, from the Archives of American Art
Born 1890 (1890)
Died 1967 (1968)
New York, New York
Nationality Greek
Known for Painting
Movement Non-objective

Jean Xceron (1890–1967) was an American abstract painter of Greek origin. He immigrated to the United States in 1904[1] and studied at the Corcoran School of Art. He worked at the Guggenheim Museum as a security guard for 28 years from 1939 to his death.[2] He is described as a "pioneer of non-objective painting" by the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.[1] His works are in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


  1. ^ a b "Jean Xceron papers, 1931–1966". Archives of American Art. Retrieved 31 Oct 2011. 
  2. ^ Biography at ART TOPOS, accessed December 2011

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