Gérard Deschamps is a plastic artist born the 10th of October 1937 in Lyon.
Self-taught man, Gérard Deschamps frequents early the art galleries of rue de Seine in Paris. He exhibited as soon as 1955 and gave up oil painting to dedicate himself to collages, incorporating pictures of objects.
In 1960, Deschamps met Hains et Villeglé, and officially joined the group of the New Realists in 1961, one year after its official creation.
Gérard Deschamps then specialized himself in rags, women's under-wears and japonese industrial fabrics.