Jean Vollet was born at Montayral, France on 29 June 1935. After studying art at the École d’Arts Graphiques in Bordeaux, he moved to Paris in 1962. There he devoted his time entirely to painting and began to display his work in 1964 at the Salon des Independants.
He has since been met with tremendous success exhibiting across the globe in places such as Paris, New York and Cannes. His powerful auction records have solidified his reputation as one of the great contemporary French masters.