Georges Koskas was born in French Tunisia in 1926 and moved to Paris in 1946 where he worked under André Lhote and Ferdinand Léger. He combined this studio experience with studies at the IDHEC, the Institute for Advanced Cinematographic Studies. Soon he illustrated several works by well-known poets including Verlaine and Baudelaire and began to design for cinema and theater.
Koskas’ work has been exhibited since the fifties in museums in France, Tunisia and the U.S. with a major retrospective in 1998 at the Musée de Grenoble. In general the work of Georges Koskas can be characterized by a simplistic geometric abstraction, but he seemed to come at this in a naïve way, claiming that “I was a minimalist without knowing it,” in an attempt to “discover a new equilibrium between the elements.”