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 Hélion, Jean (1904 - 1987)
France

Equilibre, 1934

Oil on canvas;
104.7 x 180 cm
Abstraction-Création

UID 102-254



Biography

French painter and writer. In 1921 he moved to Paris and studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs. In 1925, he left his job and concentrated exclusively on painting which initially meant, basically, still lifes and figures. At the end of the 20's, he met Joaquín Torres Garcia who introduced him to Cubist and Abstract ideas. In 1929, Hélion painted his first abstract painting and co-founded the group and newspaper Arte Concreta with Theo van Doesburg. His first one-man show took place at the Pierre Gallery in Paris, 1932. In 1939, he produced his final abstract compositions and returned to figurative painting. In 1971, he had his first major retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris. During the final phase of his activity, between 1982 and 1983, Jean Hélion again took up the themes approached in previous works in order to produce a series of paintings which he called Remakes. In this period, he had a number of retrospective exhibitions, namely at the Museum of Modern Art in Strasbourg, at the Lenbachhaus in Munich, at the Guggenheim Museum in Venice and, in 1995, at the Musée d'Unterlinden in Colmar.



Exhibitions

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

Collection Berardo, Oeuvres Choisies du 20e Siècle
Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France
05-10-2001 ~ 14-01-2002

The Berardo Collection - A Voyage through the 20th Century
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
04-12-2004 ~ 30-04-2005

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

De Miró à Warhol. La Collection Berardo à Paris
Musée du Luxembourg, France
16-10-2008 ~ 22-02-2009


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

Collection Berardo, Oeuvres Choisies du 20e Siècle, 2001
Published by Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon
ISBN 2711843319







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