Marcel Fiorini counts among the most important representatives of the Nouvelle École de Paris, which is less characterized by a common style than by a basic tendency towards abstract painting. The loose group formed in post-war Paris in 1945. It is in this context that the oeuvre of Marcel Fiorini, who had received comprehensive artistic training in Algiers, is dominated by a strong gestural line and abstract color fields. Line and color intensify on the image carrier and form expressive compositions, which at times allow for figurative associations. Surprisingly, Marcel Fiorini developed his extraordinary and powerful imagery first and foremost in graphic art, particularly in etching. Works by Marcel Fiorini are part of internationally renowned collections, such as the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis.