Maurice Lemaître (Paris, FR, 1926 – 2018)
Maurice Lemaître was a French painter, photographer and filmmaker, closely connected to Lettrism. He was the principal and constant propagator of Isidore Isou’s ideas, publishing his texts, helping him edit his first movie. Lemaître was not only a prolific painter of the letter and the sign but also the main photographer and filmmaker of the movement. From the moment he met Isou in December of 1949, he became both the greatest exponent of the movement, and also one of the major artists of Lettrism, to which he has been contributing ideas continuously for over sixty years. During his life he produced more than 100 films which were presented, among others, in a retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris in 1995.