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 Gruber, Francis (1912 - 1948)
France

Atelier, 1946

Oil on canvas;
162 x 130 cm
Narrative Figurative

UID 102-234



Biography

French painter who lived in Paris after 1916. In his youth, he admired the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, Matthias Grünewald and Albrecht Dürer who had a strong influence on his work in the thirties and forties. Between 1929 and 1932, he studied at the Académie Scandinave and, after 1930, he had his works shown regularly at the Salons d' Automne and Salons des Tuileries. In 1947, he received the Prix National des Arts. After the Second World War, Gruber started painting landscapes in André Breton's style with a palette of more delicate colours. In 1949, he had his first retrospective exhibition at the 60th Salon des Indépendants and, in 1959, another was organised by the Tate Gallery, in London. His compositions, in a fantastic realist style, had a great influence on the works of Bernard Buffet and Alberto Giacometti.



Exhibitions

Francis Gruber, 1912-1948
Kunsthalle (Bern), Switzerland
18-06-1976 ~ 31-07-1976

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

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

Art in France 1860-1960: Realism
MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil
15-05-2009 ~ 30-06-2009

Art in France 1860-1960: Realism, Porto Alegre
MARGS, MUSEU DE ARTE DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL ADO MALAGOLI, Brazil
13-07-2009 ~ 30-08-2009


Bibliography

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

Francis Gruber 1912-1948, 1976
Published by Kunsthalle

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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