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Jean Cocteau

Born in 1889 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Jean Cocteau (5 July 1889, Maisons-Laffitte – 11 October 1963, Milly-la-Forêt) was a French writer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. He became a member of the Académie française in 1955.

Jean Cocteau was one of the artists who marked the 20th century. He was firends with numerous avant-garde artists and an inspiration to them. A trendsetter, he inspired the artists of his generation creating works with a genius touch, always original and showing rare intuition and talent. From his early works to the issues in his later works, a certain "difficulty of being" is at the heart of his creation.

A multi-talented artist, Jean Cocteau considered himself a poet first of all and considered that every artwork is poetic.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2013
Jean Cocteau - Linn Lühn, Cologne
2012
Jean Cocteau, unique et multiple - Musée Fabre, Montpellier
2011
Jean Cocteau - Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst e.V. - GFJK, Baden-Baden
2009
Jean Cocteau et la Méditerranée - Association Regards de Provence, Marseille
2007
Jean Cocteau and Greece - Benaki Museum, Athens
2006
Severin Wunderman Collection - Jean Cocteau - Iwate Museum of Art, Morioka
2005
Jean Cocteau. Il poeta, il testimone, l’impostore - Fondazione Magnani - Rocca, Parma
2004
Jean Cocteau - Enfant Terrible - The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal, QC
2003
Jean Cocteau - sur le fil du siècle - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
In the Eye of the Camera: Jean Cocteau in the South of France - Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
2001
Jean Cocteau à Montparnasse, ailleurs et après - Musée du Montparnasse, Paris
Jean Cocteau Ils, Anges ou Démons - Tokyu Bunkamura Inc., Tokyo
JEAN COCTEAU - Unauslöschliche Zeichen - Galerie Kühn - Berlin, Berlin
2000
Jean Cocteau - Zeichnungen und Graphik - Galerie Ruf, Munich
1999
Jean Cocteau. Dibujos, poemas, fotografías y otros documentos - Casa-Museo Federico García Lorca, Granada
1995
Jean Cocteau - Tokyu Bunkamura Inc., Tokyo
1993
Jean Cocteau, die Sammlung Hall - Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld
1990
Jean Cocteau. 12 augusti 1916. 19 fotografier - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
1989
Jean Cocteau - The Mirror and the Mask - Julie Saul Gallery, New York City, NY
Rettrospective Exhibition of the Visual Art of Jean Cocteau - Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
1963
Jean Cocteau: Themes of Orpheus - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1952
Cocteau: La voix humaine mit G.M. Terno - Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal
1934
Drawings by Jean Cocteau - Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL


GROUP SHOWS

2014
Sculptors' Jewellery - Gallery Pangolin, Chalford
Die Andere Seite - Spiegel Und Spiegelungen In Der Zeitgenössischen Kunst - MMKK, Klagenfurt
Originalgraphik-Photographie und bibliophile Bücher - galerie remixx, Graz
Freundliche Übernahme. Künstler zeigen ihre Sammlung - MARTa Herford, Herford
Friendly Takeover - MARTa Herford, Herford
Die andere Seite - Spiegel und Spiegelungen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst - Belvedere, Vienna
Print Paper + Sandbox - Galerie 103, Kauai, HI
Portrait Redux - Selma Feriani Gallery - Tunis, Sidi Bou Said
CounterIntelligence - Justina M Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Doré & Friends - Drawings, Illustrations, Comic Strips And Cinema - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasbourg
2013
In Dreams - The Cob Gallery, London
Que Du Papier II - L.A.C. - Lieu d'Art Contemporaine, Sigean
The Drawing Project - Florida International University, Miami, FL
The Naked Man - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest
The Furnace of the Angels and All'Ambic - MUDAC - Musée de design es d`arts appliques contemporains, Lausanne
sous influences - arts plastiques et psychotropes - La Maison Rouge, Paris
De Cuno Amiet à Zao Wou-Ki. Le fonds d'estampes Cailler - Musée de Pully, Pully
Picasso, Matisse, Chagall u.a. – Künstlerplakate aus der Werkstatt Mourlot - Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
2012
Der Nackte Mann - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
nackte männer von 1800 bis heute - Leopold Museum, Vienna
Now I Am Quietly Waiting For The Catastrophe Of My Personality To Seem Beautiful Again, And Interesting, And Modern - Bortolami, New York City, NY
From Picasso to Koons. Artist’s Jewellery - Benaki Museum, Athens
Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Trasfiguration - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
2011
Creating A Queer Museum - The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York City, NY
Linie und Skulptur im Dialog: Rodin, Giacometti, Modigliani … - Stiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim
Ichundichundich Memyselfandi - Picasso im Fotoporträt - Museum Ludwig, Cologne
From the Hand:Drawings From the Hofstra University Museum Collection - Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Narcissus Reflected - Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Caos y clasicismo: arte en Francia, Italia, Alemania y España, 1918-1936 - Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
Doppelbegabungen - Galerie Sankt Ottilien, St. Ottilien
2010
Strike a pose - Florian Sundheimer Galerie, Munich
Galleria Grafica Collection No.18 - Galleria Grafica Tokyo, Tokyo
Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
Contrainte(s) - Galerie Maubert, Paris
Revealed - The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York City, NY
Don Juan in the Village - Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
A Collector's Vision - The Kinsey Institute Gallery, Bloomington, IN
Revealed - The Tradition of Male Homoerotic Art - Maloney Hall, 2nd Floor, New Britain, CT
2009
Ricordo di Vanni Scheiwiller - Palazzo Pomarici, Matera, MT
Le sang d’un poete, Biennale Estuaire Nantes/St-Nazaire - FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
Le sang d’un poete, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Biennale Estuaire Nantes/St-Nazaire - Estuaire - Nantes <>Saint Nazaire, Nantes
Von Picasso bis Warhol, Künstlerschmuck der Avantgarde - Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne
Vorspannkino - Kunst-Werke Berlin - KW Institute for Contemporary Art , Berlin
Treasures of Gay Art - The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York City, NY
The Unexpected - van Picasso tot Penck, van Appel tot Koons - Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch
2008
Winter Exhibition 2008 - Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwell
Blake to Kahlo to Warhol: Masterworks from the Harry Ransom Center - El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA), El Paso, TX
Invisible Rays: The Surrealism Legacy - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Salon D'Été - Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon
Estetika. Forma & Segno. Da Renoir a de Chirico - Villa Ponti - Fondazione Art Museo, Arona, NO
Sammlung Marzona - Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld
Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2007
Quand les peintres s'adressent aux enfants - Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris
Peggy Guggenheim E L’immaginario Surreale - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Salon D'Été - Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon
International & Australian Works on Paper - Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, NSW
The birth of the modern poster - National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
2006
„Hände“ - Galerie Biedermann, Munich
Voodoo Macbeth - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
Ballet in Art : Degas, Dali, Chagall, and other artists from the collection - Pola Museum of Art, Kanagawa
La paraula pintada - Escriptors-pintors - Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca
Cabinet de dessins et de peintures - Atelier contemporain - Photographies - Galerie Aittouarès, Paris
Picassos Frauen und Cocteaus Männer - Kunsthaus Apolda Avantgarde, Apolda
2005
Keuze uit de collecties - Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch
Galleria Grafica Collection No.13 - Galleria Grafica Tokyo, Tokyo
Cyouyou - Gallery Naruyama, Tokyo
2004
TOMI UNGERER - Das, das ist ja ein Hund! - Na und? - Galerie Kühn - Berlin, Berlin
Hidden Histories - The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands
2003
Acervo - Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon
Der Augenblick ist Ewigkeit - Kunsthalle Villa Kobe, Halle, Saale
"Künstlerphotographien - Berühmte Photographen portraitieren berühmte Künstler" - Galerie Pudelko, Bonn
The Unexpected - Künstlerkeramik des 20. Jahrhunderts - Museum Bellerive, Zurich
Marc Camille Chaimowitz - Jean Cocteau - College of the Arts, Norwich
"Game over" - Andreas Grimm - München, Munich
Große Kunstausstellung - Kunsthalle Villa Kobe, Halle, Saale
Das große Welttheater - Galerie Ruf, Munich
Künstler der Cote d'Azur - Galerie Ruf, Munich
Picasso – Cocteau – eine Künstlerfreundschaft - Stadtgalerie Altötting, Altötting
Alles Theater - Buchhandlung und Galerie Wolfgang Böhler, Bensheim
2002
Das Pferd - Galerie Kühn - Lilienthal, Bremen
Warhol Explicitly Queer - The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York City, NY
Durch 150 Jahre in Schwarz - Weiss - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster
Die Zeichnung - Galerie Ruf, Munich
The Unexpected - Artists' Ceramics of the Twentieth Century - Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Los ismos de Ramón Gómez de la Serna y un apéndice circense - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Jacques Damase Fait Son Cirque - Passage de Retz, Paris
2001
“Köpfe" - Hommage à Picasso - Galerie Ruf, Munich
Selections From The Permanent Collection - The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York City, NY
Recent Acquisitions - Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN
Salle Xiv. Vicente Huidobro Y Las Artes Plásticas - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
2000
10th Anniversary Exhibition - The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York City, NY
1999
Petits Formats - Yoshii Gallery, New York City, NY
1998
Peggy Guggenheim: A Centennial Celebration - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
1995
46th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
1993
Acquisitions Gallery - The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York City, NY
1991
Arthur Rimbaud et les artistes du XXe siècle - Musée Cantini, Marseille
1990
Aanwinsten collectie 1990 : keramiek en sieraden - Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch
Das Wort-Bild/ The Word Image in Dada und Surrealismus / in Dada and Surrealism - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
1987
Schriftsteller als bildende Künstler - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
Painted Clay - PMMK - Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende
1981
Collection Château Mouton Rothschild 1945-1978 - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
1969
Contemporary French Tapestries - IMA, Indianapolis, IN
1968
Word and Image: Posters and Typography from the Graphic Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art 1879-1967 - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1964
documenta 3 - Documenta, Kassel

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