Between 1927 and 1932 he worked at the Citroen, Renault, and other factories in the Paris area, but was laid off with each new wave of ... He took a job as a manual laborer in a factory, but his health so deteriorated that he could no longer draw or paint. ... Arts, offered him employment in his fathera#39;s lithography workshop, which was less physically demanding and gave him far more time for art. ... It was in the course of this exhibition that Pignon first met Picasso, who encouraged him.