James Guitet (Nantes °1925 - Seynes °2010) was a French lyrical abstractionist painter and engraver. He began participating in the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in 1953. In 1954, he exhibited his work for the first time at the Arnaud Gallery in Paris. Numerous shows followed in this gallery, then in Nantes, Rennes, Tourcoing, as well as Canada and several other European countries. His works have been widely collected by museums in France and abroad. Guitet won the David Bright Prize for graphic arts at the 1962 Venice Biennale, then the Engraving Prize at the 1965 Ljubljana Biennale. James Guitet also taught fashion design and the history of costume at the École des Beaux-Arts in Angers, as well as drawing in Versailles and at the Sorbonne.