Jacques Nestlé was born in 1907 in Sarrebruck, and died in Paris in 1991.
In 1925, he lived in Berlin where he was influenced by avant-garde Bauhaus artists such as Kandinsky and Paul Klee. In 1933, he moved to Paris to immerse himself in the Modern Art revolution that had been going on since the mid-19th century.
Henri Matisse noticed his work, and was a source of inspiration for him. Also, the renowned art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, who promoted Picasso, Braque, Derain and Gris, contacted Nestle to promote his work as well. Jacques Nestlé replied, saying he is "not a painter, nor an artist, simply a man who paints", and he turned down Kahnweiler's proposal. .
Jacques Nestlé was a painter of colors and shapes, painting at the same level as Kandinsky, Mondrian and Miro.
In the early 50's, he adopted a more spontaneous style, similar to American abstract expressionist artist, Jackson Pollock. Nestle's work bridged the gap between figurative and abstraction, with his artistic aesthetic serving as a direct expression of his internal emotion.