One of the vitally important artists in the Aimé Maeght stable that included Marc Chagall, Giacometti and Joan Miró, was François Fiedler (1921-2001). Fiedler's life and art was chronicled in many books and journals, including Collection de la Fondation Maeght, and several Maeght publications entitled simply Fiedler.
After receiving a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Budapest, François Fiedler moved to Paris with his first wife in 1946. His wife died six months later, leaving him alone in a country where he barely spoke the language and had no friends. To make money, he made official copies of famous paintings for museums, as well some small figurative paintings of his own.
During his long career, François was regularly featured in salon shows alongside his contemporaries mentioned above, and his works were a regular feature in the Maeght Foundation publication Derrière le miroir.
Aimé Maeght had told Fiedler that he was "next in line" to be made famous, but sadly Aimé died before François could reach the level of notoriety that some of his fellow artist friends had achieved. After Aimé's passing, Fiedler was taken under the wing of well known Parisian (via Lausanne, Switzerland) art photographer Daniel Kramer. Kramer continued to support Fiedler with paint and canvases, while also wearing the hats of manager, photographer, publicist, and plumber.
When Fiedler died in 2001 he left behind a large and diverse body of work, including scores of oil paintings ranging from .5 meters across to well over 2 meters, monotype prints, and etchings.Wikipedia