Museu Berardo
Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal
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 Hélion, Jean (1904 - 1987)

Les Pains, 1951

Oil on canvas;
72 x 91 cm
Narrative Figurative

UID 102-255


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.


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

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

A Colecção Berardo a partir do Atelier Brancusi
Galeria Jornal de Notícias, Portugal
26-01-2007 ~ 24-03-2007

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
13-07-2009 ~ 30-08-2009


Christie's, Contemporary Art, 1994
Published by Christie's

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

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

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