Museu Berardo
Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal
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 Cahn, Marcelle (1895 - 1981)

Composition Abstraite, 1925

Oil on canvas;
72.4 x 54 cm
Abstraction Between WWI and WWII

UID 102-84


She was born in Strasbourg, where she had her first drawing lessons. In 1915-18, she moved to Berlin to continue her drawing studies. In 1920, she had her first trip to Paris where she was strongly influenced by the works of Cézanne. She studied at Zurich University and then in Paris at the Académie Moderne. In 1925, at the Grand Chaumière, she began drawing naked figures and still lifes in an abstract-cubist manner. In the 30s, her work was marked by Surrealism and, in 1947-48, she opened a studio in Paris. She then mainly painted small oil paintings. In 1952, her drawings were mainly geometrical and there is a certain return to the 1925 works. Her collages appear in this period and are a particular feature, along with sculpture, of her 60s work. Between 1952 and 1997, she had several one-man shows in Paris, London, Milan, Turin, Geneva, Zurich and Stockholm. She has also participated in several collective exhibitions, namely the International Exhibition of Modern Art, organised by the Société Anonyme at the Brooklyn Museum in 1926; with the group Cercle et Carré at Galerie 23 in Paris in 1930 and the Exposition-Position at the Denise René Gallery in Paris in 1969, among many others.


The Berardo Collection: An Addiction to Freedom
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
28-03-2003 ~ 28-09-2003

Marcelle Cahn
Centre National d'Art Contemporain, France
01-01-1972 ~ 31-12-1972

Andra Hälften av Avangardet 1910-1940
Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden
14-02-1981 ~ 03-05-1981

Leger et l'Esprit Moderne
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
07-03-1982 ~ 06-06-1982

Fernand Leger and the Modern Spirit
Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), USA
09-07-1982 ~ 05-09-1982

Marcelle Cahn
Galerie Lahumière, France
01-01-1997 ~ 31-12-1997

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

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

Art Deco Berardo Collection, Sintra
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-03-2007 ~ 14-10-2007

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


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

Leger et l' Espirit Moderne, 1982
Published by Musée d' Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Marcelle Cahn, 1997
Published by Galerie Lahumière

Marcelle Cahn, 1972
Published by Centre National d'Art Contemporain

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

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