Joan Miró was already a highly acclaimed artist when he discovered a painting by the young François Fiedler in a corner shop in Paris. His fascination with Fiedler's work led to an introduction to Aimé Maeght and a lifetime friendship, and the two often shared studio space at the Fondation Maeght.
One of the best known artists in the Maeght stable, Chagall's works were often shown alongside Fiedler's in public exhibitions and in such publications as Derriere Le Miroir 121/122, Maeght Editeur (1960), which featured an original color lithograph by Chagall on cover and five more lithographs by Leger, Tal Coat, Miro, Calder and an original black and white lithograph by Fiedler.
Fiedler and Chagall's works have been featured in 10 joint exhibitions as of this date according to the Fiedler Foundation website.
Georges Braque has been widely credited with creating Cubism alongside Pablo Picasso. Fiedler became close friends with Braque after entering the Maeght realm, and when the Fondation Maeght celebrated its 50 year anniversary, Fiedler's works were shown along with those of Braque, as well as Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder and Pierre Tal-Coat.
Pierre Tal-Coat, Catalan Antoni Tàpies and Hungarian François Fiedler are three artists with whom Aimé Maeght worked or that he has published. In the first linked video Maeght explains why he made these choices, what he found so interesting about each artist, and what he reads in their works - even the very abstract pieces.
Fiedler and Tal-Coat's works have been featured in 10 joint exhibitions as of this date according to the Fiedler Foundation website.
Giacometti's and Fiedler's paths crossed often, as evidenced by this star studded lineup for the 1971 "Maeght éditeur 1971": Alexander Calder, Jean Bazaine, Marc Chagall, Chillida Edurardo, Francois Fiedler, Alberto Giacometti, Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Miró, Saul Steinberg, Antoni Tapies, Ta-Pierre Coat, Galerie Maeght, Paris "Lithographies" Alexander Calder, Eduardo Chillida, Francois Fiedler, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies, and Raoul Ubac, on display at Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France.
Fiedler and Giacometti's works have been featured in 7 joint exhibitions as of this date according to the Fiedler Foundation website.
Raoul Ubac (31 August 1910, Cologne – 24 March 1985, Dieudonne, Oise) was a Belgian born French painter, sculptor, photographer and engraver. As with Fiedler, his career received a huge boost from Aimé Maeght.
Few artists' careers paralleled Fiedler's more closely than that of César Baldaccini (known just as "César"), a French sculptor born in 1921 of Italian parents from Tuscany in the working-class neighborhood of la Belle-de-Mai in Marseilles. César was born the same year as Fiedler and passed only three years prior to Fiedler. They shared a place in the Maeght stable of artists and their later careers were well documented by fellow Parisian art photographer Dan Kramer.