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 Fautrier, Jean (1898 - 1964)
France

Tête (Partisan), 1957

Oil and pigment on paper laid down on canvas;
27 x 22 cm
Art Informel

UID 102-192



Biography

French painter, draughtsman, illustrator and sculptor, Fautrier studied at the Royal Academy School in 1912 but left because considered the teaching too traditional. He then entered the Slade School of Fine Art which, in spite of being considered a vanguard school, disappointed him once again. Finally, he chose to work alone and turned to painting, mainly naked figures and still lifes. In 1922, he moved to Paris where, in 1924, he held his first one-man show at the Visconti Gallery. During the 30s, and due to his lack of funds, he had to find other kinds of jobs, leaving artistic production aside to some extent. In 1945, he had his first major success with the series Hostages and, around 1950, he developed the technique of "Multiple originals", combining elements of printing with painting, allowing the production of several versions of the same work. This new technique again brought commercial failure that he would only recover from in 1960 when awarded first prize at the Venice Biennale. In 1961, he received another prize at the Tokyo Biennale and, in 1964, he donated some of his pieces to the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris which, at the end of 1979, presented a major posthumous, retrospective exhibition.



Exhibitions

Jean Fautrier
Musée National Fernand Léger, Hungary
01-06-1996 ~ 30-11-1996

Accrochage Nº1, Selection of Portuguese and French Artists in The Berardo Collection
Embaixada de França (French Embassy), Portugal
27-04-2005 ~ 15-10-2005

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

Contemporâneos de Arpad Szenes e Vieira da Silva na Collecção Berardo
Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva, Portugal
06-03-2002 ~ 16-06-2002

Nova Apresentação da Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
08-11-1999 ~ 01-03-2000

Durante o Fim - Rui Chafes
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
15-10-2000 ~ 14-01-2001

Arte Cinética / Arte Op na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
29-09-2001 ~ 31-10-2001

Erich Kahn - Forgotten Generation Jewish Survivor German Expressionist
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
05-05-2005 ~ 09-10-2005

Tudo o que é Sólido
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
07-06-2010 ~ 12-09-2010


Bibliography

Accrochage Nº1, Selection of Portuguese and French Artists in The Berardo Collection, 2005
Published by 90 Graus Editora, Lda.
ISBN 9728964013

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Contemporâneos de Arpad Szenes e Vieira da Silva na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva
ISBN 9728467192

Jean Fautrier, 1996
Published by Musée National Fernand Léger and Mücsarnok







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