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Antoni Clavé

Born in 1913 - Spain

BIOGRAPHY

Antoni Clavé was a painter and Spanish sculptor, born in Barcelona in 1913. After he knew the house painter's rough life, he studied at the Art college of Barcelona.

He first dedicated himself to graphics in the advertisement, to the illustration of books for children and to the decorative arts. In 1936, he took an active part in the Spanish civil war, in the republican ranks, and in 1939 he had to take refuge in France where he became interned. The same year he exhibited gouaches and drawings that he made in concentration camps.

He came to live in Paris, where he was, in the first years, influenced by Vuillard and Bonnard, then impressed by Soutine. He met Picasso. In 1944 began for him a brilliant career as illustrator and decorator of theater in France and abroad. He produced sculptures and the large format compositions.

Antoni Clavé died in Saint-Tropez (Var) on August 30th, 2005. He settled down in this village on the edge of the Mediterranean in 1965.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2015
Antoni Clavé - Tauromaquia - Sala Gaspar, Barcelona
Antoni Clavé - Ein Spanier in Paris - Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster, Münster
2013
Antoni Clavé - Clavé, l'amic - Galería Joan Gaspar, Barcelona
Antoni Clavé Clavé - 100 years - Can Framis - Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona
Antoni Clavé - Dolors Junyent, Galeria d'Art, Barcelona
2010
Antoni Clave - National Gallery of Arts - Tirana, Tirana
Antoni Clavé (1913-2005). Der Maler - Der Lithograph - Der Radierer - Galerie Dreiseitel, Cologne
Antoni Clavé - Galerie d'Art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, ON
Antoni Clavé: World of Art. Works 1934 - 2002 - Danubiana - Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava
2009
Antoni Clavé, Les Grands formats inédits - Centre d’art la Malmaison, Cannes
2008
Antoni Clavé - Malerei und Graphik - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Anton Clavé - Galerie Beyeler, Basel
2006
Antoni Clavé - Fondation Fernet Branca, Saint-Louis
Antoni Clavé - Museo Abelló, Mollet del Vallès
2005
La aventura plástica de Antonio Clavé - Principal Art, Barcelona
Antoni Clavé - Forma, fondo y materia - Galería GACMA, Málaga
1994
Antoni Clavé En Las Colecciones Del Mncars. 50 Años De Obra Gráfica - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Antoni Clavé - Galeria Quadrado Azul - Porto, Porto
1992
Antoni Clavé: Retrospectiva - MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago
1983
Antoni Clavé - Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, Santander


GROUP SHOWS

2015
Escultura Española. Siglos Xx - Xxi - Marlborough Barcelona, Barcelona
2014
Pintors catalans - Sala Gaspar, Barcelona
Spring Accrochage - Sala Gaspar, Barcelona
Accrochage - Neuankäufe und ausgewählte Exponate aus den Beständen - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Testamentum. Die Schenkung Ruth Und Dr. Karlheinz Brucker - Galerie Albstadt, Albstadt
Formalisms I - Galeria Marc Domènech, Barcelona
DIBUJOS INÉDITOS DE LA COLECCIÓN DEL IVAM - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
2013
The 40th Anniversary Exhibition - Playful Surrealism - Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto
Ruhestörung - Streifzüge durch die Welt der Collage - Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen
Ruhe-Störung - Streifzüge durch die Welten der Collage - MARTa Herford, Herford
Modern Print Masters Stock - The Watermill, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
Hola! Spain - Unc Gallery, Seoul
Antes del informalismo: Arte español 1940-1958 en la Colección Arte Contemporáneo - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
2012
Exposition for the 20th anniversary of the Joan Gaspar Gallery - Barcelona - Galería Joan Gaspar, Barcelona
Josep Guinovart, Antoni Clavé, Antoni Tàpies, Guillermo Pérez Villalta i Manolo Valdés - Dolors Junyent, Galeria d'Art, Barcelona
Résonances - Musée Ziem, Martigues
Sculptures - Heis Gallery, Fukuoka
Made In France Iii - Galerie d'Art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, ON
Accrochage - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
"blau" El Color De L´infinit - Galería Joan Gaspar, Barcelona
Hommage to Picasso - City Gallery of Bratislava / Galéria mesta Bratislavy, Bratislava
Recorridos por la Colección Beulas-Sarrate - C/ Doctor Artero, s/n, Huesca
2011
Accrochage - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Konfrontation - Galerie Dreiseitel, Cologne
End of Year Sale - Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo
Accrochage - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
TRA. The edge of becoming - Museo Fortuny, Venice
Origins & Evolutions - Galleria d'Arte Maggiore, Bologna
Tapisseries et cartons d’artistes contemporains - Musée de l\'hospice Saint-Roch, Issoudun
Scultures On Show - Galería Joan Gaspar, Barcelona
Surreale Dinge - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
Fons d'Art de la Creu Roja a Catalunya - Art i solidaritat - Museu d'Art Modern de Tarragona, Tarragona
2010
THE ST JOHN’S WOOD ART SCHOOL & THE ANGLO-FRENCH ART CENTRE - Boundary Gallery, London
Made in France II - Galerie d'Art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, ON
Arte a Conciendia - Galería Joan Gaspar, Barcelona
Accrochage - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Two Spanish masters, two pinnacles of European 20th century art - Mestna Galerija / City Art Gallery Ljubljana, Ljubljana
2009
ACCROCHAGE - Neuankäufe und ausgewählte Exponate aus den Beständen - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Grand Opening - Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Riccardo Licata e gli amici di Venezia e Parig - Palazzo Della Promotrice Delle Belle Arti, Turin
Chillida - Clavé - Saura - Tàpies - Obra gráfica - Galería Eude, Barcelona
Four - 4 - photography-painting-sculpture-drawing and video - Black Cube Gallery - Calle Horitzontal, Barcelona
Miradas: Desde el informalismo a lo multicolor - Colección Caixa Galicia - Fundación Caixa Galicia, A Coruña
2008
SOPORTE PAPEL I I - Galería Joan Gaspar, Barcelona
MI PROPUESTA ARCO 08 - Galería Joan Gaspar, Barcelona
The Story Goes On – Contemporary Artists in the Wake of Van Gogh - MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen
2007
Tamaño Real - Galería Cayón, Madrid
obra grafica - Addaya Centre d'Art Contemporani, Alaró, Mallorca
El mundo del objeto catalán a la luz del surrealismo - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
Tercera Donación - C/ Doctor Artero, s/n, Huesca
2006
Panorámica del grabado contemporáneo - Centro de Exposiciones de Benalmádena, Benalmádena
Catarsis. Rituales de purificación - ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Obra Gráfica - N2 galeria, Barcelona
Catarsis - Rituales de purificación - La Colección V - ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz
2005
Pinturas de Colección - Galeria Atelier, Barcelona
Sculptures Monumentales à Saint Tropez - Marlborough Monaco, Monaco
Sombra y luz: Recorridos por el arte español - Instituto Cervantes - Berlin, Berlin
De Cézanne à Dubuffet - La collection Jean Planque - Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels
"Kunst Unter Euro 5000" - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
2004
Huellas Dalinianas - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Sculptures Monumentales à Saint Tropez - Marlborough Monaco, Monaco
Batailles - Galerie Odile Oms, Céret
Kunst der Ecole de Paris nach 1950 - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Fragmentos - Arte del XX al XXI, Colección Pilar Citoler - Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid
Huellas dalinianas - ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz
2003
Un jardin secret - Collection Monique Dorsel et Emile Lanc - Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée de la, La Louvière
Arbeiten auf Papier - Galerie Dreiseitel, Cologne
2001
ERLESENE DRUCKGRAPHIK - Galerie Dreiseitel, Cologne
Druckgraphik aus Frankreich nach 45 - MMK Museum Moderner Kunst - Stiftung Wörlen, Passau
UNTER DM 2.000.- - Galerie Dreiseitel, Cologne
2000
MIRÓ / CLAVÉ / TÀPIES - Galerie Dreiseitel, Cologne
On paper - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Signos del Siglo: 100 años de Diseño Gráfico en España - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
1999
Grandes del Grabado - Agosto ´99 - Dionis Bennassar Galería de Arte, Madrid
geboren in Barcelona - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
"SOBRE PAPEL" - Galería ALFAMA, Madrid
Esencias 5 - Centro Cultural Cajastur San Francisco 4, Oviedo
1998
Esencias 4 - Sala de Armas de la Ciudadela - Sala de Exposiciones Municipal, Pamplona
"Material und Collage" - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
1996
Graphik nach 1950 - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
1995
Das grausame Spiel. Surrealismus in Spanien 1924-1939 - Kunsthalle wien project space karlsplatz, Vienna
1994
El surrealismo en España 1924-1939 - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
1990
Colección Banco Hispano Americano. Pintura y escultura de vanguardia - Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, Santander
1987
Arte Español en Nueva York 1950-1970 - Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca
1986
Arte Español en Nueva York 1950-1970 - Fundación Juan March, Madrid
1985
Fonds d'art du journal Avui - Musée d'art moderne de Céret, Céret
1984
41. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
1978
Arte Espanol Contemporaneo - Fundación Juan March, Madrid
1975
Arte Espanol Contemporaneo - Fundación Juan March, Madrid
Arte 73 - Fundación Juan March, Madrid
1967
Vom Bauhaus bis zur Gegenwart - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
1964
documenta 3 - Documenta, Kassel
1961
Französische Graphik - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
1959
Internationale Ausstellung Graphik der Gegenwart 1959 - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel
The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Fleischmann - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
1957
Junge Graphik aus Paris - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
1955
Recent Acquisitions No. 8 - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

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