Pierre Tal-Coat

Born in 1927 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Pierre Jacob, who will take the pseudonym Pierre Tal-Coat in 1927, is born in Clohars-Carnoët (Finistère, France) in 1905. Initially an apprentice blacksmith, then the clerk for a notary, moulder and ceramics painter, Pierrre Jacob draws from an early age.

He studies art at the Académie de la Grande-Chaumière between 1924 and 1926. In 1927, Tal-Coat’s first exhibition is organized at the Galerie Fabre, and he uses the occasion to take his pseudonym (meaning “face of wood” in Breton). In the same year, he becomes acquainted with Henri Bénézit, his first dealer, who will become his friend.

During the 1930’s, the artist paints bold, figurative canvases: portraits of women, self-portraits and landscapes. From 1932 to 1939, he is a member of Les Forces Nouvelles, a group that campaigns for a return to the pictorial tradition “in an enthusiastic contact with nature”. In 1936, Tal-Coat protests against the Spanish war through a series of paintings, The Massacres. In 1940, he forms a friendship with Giacometti and makes the acquaintance of Balthus, d’Artaud and Tzara.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2011
Pierre Tal-Coat - Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès, Paris
Pierre Tal Coat - Beaux-Arts Mons (BAM), Mons
2007
Tal-Coat / Peintures et dessins - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
2005
Pierre Tal-Coat - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
1998
Pierre Tal-Coat - Überquerung einer Ebene - Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
1985
Sustained Visions: Pierre Tal-Coat - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY


GROUP SHOWS

2014
Tal Coat en regard(s)s 2 - Galerie Agart, Amilly
Face à l'oeuvre - Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul
Fondation Maeght. De Giacometti à Tàpies, 50 ans de collection - Domaine de Kerguéhennec - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan
Le Mur, La collection Antoine de Galbert - La Maison Rouge, Paris
2013
Carte Blanche À Jean-pascal LÉger - Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris
Adventures of truth - Painting and philosophy - Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul
2012
Von A bis Z - Grafische Werke des 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung Mülstroh - LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, Bonn
2011
Parcours d'un galeriste. François Ditesheim - Musée des beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel
2010
Delay included / inkl. Verzögerung - Stella A., Berlin
20 Ans Après - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
Da Braque a Kandinsky a Chagalll - Aime Maeght e i suoi artisti - Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, FE
Esprit, es-tu là? - Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris
Celebration - Collection du Frac Auvergne - FRAC - Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand
AndrÉ Du Bouchet - L'Or du Temps, Paris
2009
arte & natura - Museo Civico Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona
2008
Maeght: Das Abenteuer der Moderne - Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster, Münster
Group exhibition - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
Collections, Permanent/Provisoire 2 - MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing
2007
le vide et le vent - L'Or du Temps, Paris
2006
Une simple question de temps - Musee Crozatier, Le Puy-en-Velay
2005
Accrochage - Galerie Bernard Bouche, Paris
Rätselhaft? Informelle Druckgraphik Gestern und Heute - Sammlung Hartmann - Kulturhof Flachsgasse , Speyer
2004
Maurice Jardot, une collection passionnément utile - LaM - Lille Métropole musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut, Villeneuve d'Ascq
VOIR EN PEINTURE - Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2003
Paris 1945 bis 1965 - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
Voir en peinture - FRAC - Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
Les écoles de Paris - Galerie Odile Oms, Céret
Rätselhaft? - Terra Magica - Informelle Druckgraphik Gestern und Heute - Sammlung Hartmann - Galerie mesta Plzne - Pilsen Municipal Gallery, Pilsen
2002
Momente / Moments - Modern Art Matters, Zurich
Group Show : Per Kirkeby, Albert Rafols Casamada et Pierre Tal-Coat - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
VISITE - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster
2001
Druckgraphik aus Frankreich nach 45 - MMK Museum Moderner Kunst - Stiftung Wörlen, Passau
2000
Les figures de la marche : un siècle d - Musée Picasso - Château Grimaldi, Antibes
Gratture, Biffure & Incisure - Domaine de Kerguéhennec - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan
1999
Lineamente International - Von der Linie zur Zeichnung - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
À rebours. La rebelión informalista 1939-1968 - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
1996
Grabado Francés - Centro Nacional de la Cultura, San José
1994
22° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
1993
Entre la sérénité et l'inquiétude - Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
1991
La Peinture Abstraite Dans Les Collections Du Frac Bretagne - Centre d’art contemporain de Quimper - le Quartier, Quimper
1989
Noir sur blanc - Les Moulins Albigeois, Albi
1982
L’univers d’Aimé et Marguerite Maeght - Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul
1979
L'abstraction lyrique en Europe - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
1974
Xe anniversaire de la Fondation Maeght - Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul
1969
Peintres, illustrateurs, livres illustrés modernes depuis Manet - Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul
1966
Dix ans d´art vivant 1945-1955 - Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul
1960
Poétes, peintures, sculpteurs - Galerie Maeght - Paris, Paris
1959
Maeght Editeur 1960 - Galerie Maeght - Paris, Paris
documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel
1955
documenta 1 - Documenta, Kassel
Twentieth Century Paintings and Sculptures Lent by Collectors in England - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1941
Vingt jeunes peintres de tradition française - Galerie Braun, Paris

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