Gérard Schneider, a Swiss-born, Paris-based artist, was recognized as a trailblazer of lyrical abstraction, a post-war movement aligned with Abstract Expressionism. Schneider’s approach was defined by his vigorous brushwork, which created a dynamic language of line, and his masterful manipulation of color, oscillating between intense saturation and nuanced pastels. He discovered the expressive potential of gestural painting, creating a distinctive style of abstract compositions imbued with raw emotion. Schneider’s work caught the eye of renowned gallerist Denise René, leading to exhibitions alongside prominent contemporaries like Serge Poliakoff and Victor Vasarely. His art found global recognition and has been exhibited at institutions worldwide.