Jacques Prévert is very often labelled as an author and a poet. Besides his heterogeneous career, he made a name for himself in various fields : screen, dialogue and song writer ; being an artist himself, he was also the friend of photographers, painters and artists. Jacques Prévert’s life belongs to the twentieth century artistic History ; some of the most important pieces of work produced over this period emerged from the close relationship he managed to build with the greatest artists. This committed and sometime disrespectful man – watchful witness and actor of his time – aroused as much enthusiasm as hostility.

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