Having lost his father, Paul End. starts working at the age of eleven. From 1911, he is employed as a laborer in a steelworks, a job he will retain for twenty-two years. In 1933, he is interned following a phase of schizophrenia and four years later he begins to draw. His works in lead and colored pencil on packing paper coated with white oil paint exhibit an interesting texture. Geometrical forms evocative of cityscapes mingle with faces and human outlines in dream-like sequences.
Between 1948 and 1950, Dr. Paul Bernard donated more than 45 works by Paul End. to Jean Dubuffet.