Jorn, Asger. Danish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, designer, collector, and writer, active in Paris for much of his career. Initially he trained to be a teacher, but in 1936 he went to Paris to study art. He attended Léger's academy for ten months and then worked for Le Corbusier on a mural for the 1937 International Exhibition. Throughout the Second World War he lived in Denmark and during the German occupation (1940–5) he printed a banned periodical.