Jean Fautrier

Born in 1898 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Jean Fautrier was born in Paris in 1898. He studied art at the Royal Academy, then at the Slade School in London. In 1920 he returns to Paris. Influenced by expressionist painting, he will paint with realistic brushwork. His first solo exhibition takes place in 1924.

In 1925, Jean Fautrier becomes a veritable precursor of informel art. He will traverse a period of reflection in which he will qualify for "season of hell".

During the second world war, Jean Fautrier will be an active resistance fighter. He will embark upon a series of collages using various materials, oil painted designs on paper. These works will constitute « Hostages » and "Massacres", a collection of sensitive portraits where the artist wants to capture the memory of the victims.

In the 50’s, his work becomes abstract. He receives the first prize at the biennale of Venice in 1960.
Jean Fautrier died in 1963 in Catenay-Malabry in France. A retrospective was dedicated to him at the Gianadda de Martigny Foundation in Switzerland in 2005.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2014
Jean Fautrier - NMAO National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka
Jean Fautrier - Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo
2013
Jean Fautrier - Galerie Haas AG, Zurich
2006
Jean Fautrier - Galerie Karsten Greve - Paris, Paris
Jean Fautrier - Dessins des années 40 - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
2004
Jean Fautrier - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny
2003
Jean Fautrier - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA
Jean Fautrier: 1898–1964 - Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery - Columbia University, New York City, NY
2002
Jean Fautrier - 1898-1964 - Haggerty Museum of Art - Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Jean Fautrier - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
2001
JEAN FAUTRIER - Akte - 36 Zeichnungen und eine Skulptur - Michael Werner Kunsthandel, Cologne
Jean Fautrier: Nudes - Michael Werner Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
2000
Jean Fautrier - Early Paintings - Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
1999
Jean Fautrier - 1898-1964 - Das graphische Werk - Galerie Orangerie-Reinz, Cologne
1998
Jean Fautrier - 100 years - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Jean Fautrier - Villa Wessel, Iserlohn
Jean Fautrier - Die Abenteuer des Körpers - Stadtmuseum Siegburg, Siegburg
Jean Fautrier: Black Nudes and Other Early Works - Michael Werner Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
1997
Jean Fautrier - Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
1990
Jean Fautrier - Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
1986
Jean Fautrier. Werke 1925-1935 - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
1980
Jean Fautrier - Gemälde, Skulpturen u. Handzeichnungen - Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne
1973
Jean Fautrier - Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf
Jean Fautrier - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
1970
Jean Fautrier. oils, gouaches, drawings, sculpture - Staempfli Gallery, New York City, NY
1965
Jean Fautrier - Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf
1963
Jean Fautrier. Målningar 1921–1963 - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Jean Fautrier - Galleria L'Attico, Rome
1961
Jean Fautrier - Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf
1959
Jean Fautrier. Opere Dal 1928 A Oggi - Galleria L'Attico, Rome
1958
Jean Fautrier - Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Fautrier 1928-1958 - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Fautrier - Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg


GROUP SHOWS

2015
Best of the Best - Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo
2014
Le choix de la modernité. Rodin, Lam, Picasso, Bacon - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon
Thick Paint - Luxembourg & Dayan, New York City, NY
2013
Zum Thema Figur - Ausgewählte Zeichnungen - Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich
Why not live for Art? II - 9 collectors reveal their treasures - Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
Contra Tàpies - Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962 - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
Evropská grafika - Galerie Litera, Prague
Collection De La Fondation Des Treilles - Fondation Fernet Branca, Saint-Louis
2012
Die Sammlung Gunter Sachs. Von Max Ernst bis Andy Warhol - Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
L'Art en Guerre, France 1938-1947 - De Picasso a Dubuffet - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris
La Collection Michael Werner - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris
Collections Permanent/provisoire - MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing
Art Expressions on Paper - Zokyudo Gallery, Kyoto
Rêves de nature - lux Scène nationale, Valence
Circus Wols - Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
Selections from the Mary B. Finnigan Collection - Haggerty Museum of Art - Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
2011
Les Sujets de l’Abstraction (1946 – 1962); 101 masterpieces from the Gandur Foundation for Art, Geneva - Musée Fabre, Montpellier
FLOWERS FOR SUMMER - Michael Werner Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Europe at Mid-Century: Dubuffet, Giacometti, Picasso - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
50 Meisterwerke. Das Kunstmuseum Bochum zu Gast in Heilbronn - Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn
L’Invention de l’oeuvre, Rodin et les ambassadeurs - Musée Auguste Rodin - Paris, Paris
Peinture non-figurative de la Seconde École de Paris (1946-1962) - Musée Rath, Geneva
2010
Strike a pose - Florian Sundheimer Galerie, Munich
8th Gwangju Biennale - 10,000 Lives - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
Tudo o que é sólido dissolve-se no ar: o social na Colecção Berardo - Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Delay included / inkl. Verzögerung - Stella A., Berlin
75/65 Der Sammler, das Unternehmen und seine Kollektion - Museum Würth, Künzelsau
LE GRAND GESTE! - Informel and Abstract Expressionism, 1946-1964 - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
Grandisegni - Da Picasso a Burri - Galleria Blu, Milan
Le Rêve - Der Traum - Motiv und Metapher - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum
Intimacy! Baden in der Kunst - Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen
Modern Times: responding to chaos - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2009
MOCA´s First Thirty Years - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Ricordo di Vanni Scheiwiller - Palazzo Pomarici, Matera, MT
Picasso, Matisse, Dubuffet, Bacon... - Les modernes s’exposent au musée des Beaux-Arts - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon
a Hartung a Warhol. Presenze internazionali nella collezione Cozzani. Opere dalle raccolte del CAMeC - CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
Uma Aventura Moderna - Coleção de Arte Renault - Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo
Juli Ramis visita a... - Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca
Da Hartung a Warhol - CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
Die Gegenwart der Linie - Kunstareal München, Munich
cycle rolywholyover, septième et dernier épisode - JEFFMUTE - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
2008
1945-1949 Repartir à zéro, comme si la peinture n’avait jamais existé - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon
SERIES DRAWINGS - Michael Werner Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Mostra Collettiva - Studio Guastalla, Milan
Collections, Permanent/Provisoire 2 - MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing
Action Painting - Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
Skulpturen im Blickpunkt - Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim
2007
Drawings from 1914 to 207. From Ensor to Pellegrini. - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster
Accrochage des artistes de la galerie - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Dinge - Situation Kunst, Bochum
Sommerausstellung - Galerie Orangerie-Reinz, Cologne
Face A Face - Fondation Fernet Branca, Saint-Louis
Per una storia della pittura #2 – Da Klein a oggi - Galleria Blu, Milan
Augenlust - Kunsthaus Apolda Avantgarde, Apolda
2006
Paris - Athens, 1863-1940 - National Art Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens
Shelter - Kunst für zwangsprostituierte Frauen - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Francis Picabia - Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
Acchrochage - Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
The Spring Show - Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich
2005
"Stille und Meditation" - Galerie Rieder, Munich
Sammlung Karl Kerber - MARTa Herford, Herford
War is over - 1945 - 2005 la libertá dell'arte da Picasso a Warhol a Cattelan - GAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
Mimesis. Realismos Modernos 1918-1945 - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
50 Jahre - Years documenta 1955 – 2005 - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Schrift, Zeichen, Geste. Carlfriedrich Claus im Kontext von Klee bis Pollock - Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz
BIG BANG - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
(my private) Heroes - MARTa Herford, Herford
Klein Gedrucktes - Galerie Florian Walch, Munich
2004
Contortion and Distortion: Post war European Art from The Menil Collection - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
"Bäume" - Galerie Biedermann, Munich
Accrochage aus den Beständen der Galerie - Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
Collezione Stucchi - GAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
2003
Paris 1945 bis 1965 - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
Accrochage- aus den Beständen der Galerie - Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
Accrochage - aus den Beständen der Galerie - Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
"Figure & Composition" - Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Accrochage des artistes de la galerie (modernes et contemporains) - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
SEPERATED COLOURS OF HACHMEISTER - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster
Abstract Expressionism - Art Movement in the 20th Century - Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran
2002
Accrochage des artistes de la galerie (modernes et contemporains) - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Carta - Studio Guastalla, Milan
Hommage à François Pluchart - FRAC - Bourgogne, Dijon
Der Akt in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts - Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden
Jean Fautrier e l’Informale in Europa - Fondazione Magnani - Rocca, Parma
Durch 150 Jahre in Schwarz - Weiss - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster
Köpfe und Portraits - Galerie Schloss Mochental, Schloß Mochental
Accrochage des artistes de la galerie (modernes et contemporains) - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Il Pensiero Selvaggio - Galleria L'Attico, Rome
VISITE - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster
Graphik der klassischen Moderne - Galerie Orangerie-Reinz, Cologne
2001
Da Kandisky a Pollock - Museo Cantonale d´Arte Lugano, Lugano
STILLEBEN NATURE MORTE STILL LIFE NATURA MORTA - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster
2000
40 Jahre Orangerie-Reinz - Galerie Orangerie-Reinz, Cologne
Void - Stella A., Berlin
"Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts" - Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
Stilleben von Bernard bis Morandi - Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner - Bremen/Berlin, Berlin
guten morgen malerei - Holbeinhaus, Augsburg
1999
Panza - The Legacy of a Collector - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
À rebours. La rebelión informalista 1939-1968 - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Works on paper - Group Show - Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
1998
Zeichen Der Moderne – Kunst Der Gegenwart Aus Der Sammlung Würth - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
Jardin d’artiste : de mémoire d’arbre - Musée Zadkine, Paris
Imagined World - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
Abstraction - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA
Accrochage des artistes de la galerie - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
1995
46th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
1994
Réalités noires - Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
Jean Fautrier · Alberto Giacometti · Henri Michaux - Arbeiten auf Papier - Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
1993
Azur - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
1992
A visage decouvert - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Informelle Graphik - Villa Wessel, Iserlohn
1991
Jean Fautrier, Odilon Redon - Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
1990
Blau - Farbe der Ferne - Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg
1989
Paris. Karsten Greve Galerie - Galerie Karsten Greve - Paris, Paris
1987
Radierungen im 20. Jahrhundert - Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
1984
Légendes - CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
1983
Fautrier, Picasso, Giacometti - CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
1979
L'abstraction lyrique en Europe - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
1978
La Biennale di Venezia 1978. From Nature to Art, from Art to Nature - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
1974
Alternativen Malerei um 1945 – 50 - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
1967
Vom Bauhaus bis zur Gegenwart - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
1965
Personal Choice: Paintings and Sculpture from Houston Private Collections - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1960
Matter Painting - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1959
documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel
1930
Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Painting in Paris - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

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