Born in Hanoi, Albert Dupont (b. 1951) studied literature before ultimately becoming an engraver during his collaborations with Georges Visat, publisher of many Surrealist works. Dupont also became friendly with the painter Matta and Isidore Isou, theorist and founder of the Lettrists, a French avant-garde movement established in Paris in the 1940s. Highly influenced by Dada and Surrealism, Lettrism is rooted in language, and is so called for the group’s early works, which revolved literally around letters and other semantic forms. Dupont would eventually join its ranks, creating paintings, sculpture, prints, artist books, novels, and movies revolving around word play, signification, and text. His work is in public and private collections and institutions internationally.