Max Ernst

(allemand, 1891 - 1976)

de but en blanc by max ernst

Max Ernst

De but en blanc, 1959

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fille et mère (mother and daughter) by max ernst

Max Ernst

Fille et mère (Mother and daughter), 1959

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Born in Brühl, Germany
Studied philosophy at the Bonn University, Bonn, Germany
Became a friend of August Macke and joined the Rheinische Expressionisten group in Bonn, Germany
Met Guillaume Apollinaire and Robert Delaunay and traveled to Paris, France
Met Jean Arp, who was to become a lifelong friend
Became the leader of the Cologne Dada group, Cologne, Germany
Moved to Paris to work with the Surrealists, Paris, France
Was interned in France as an enemy alien
Fled to the United States with Peggy Guggenheim, whom he married early in 1942
Resettled in France after divorcing Peggy Guggenheim and marrying Dorthea Tanning


De Chirico, Max Ernst, Magritte and Balthus: A Look Into the Invisible, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Picasso et ses amis, Galerie für Kunst von Picasso, Dusseldorf, Germany
Max Ernst. Surrealismus, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany (solo)
Max Ernst in the Garden of Nymph Ancolie, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX (solo)
Max Ernst. Dream and Revolution, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Denmark (solo)
Max Ernst. Une semaine de bonté, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Max Ernst - The Illustrated Books, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)
Masterpieces, Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf, Germany
Max Ernst und die Welt im Buch, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
Max Ernst. Im Garten der Nymphe Ancolie, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Max Ernst – Rückkehr nach Europa, Max Ernst Museum Brühl, Brühl, Germany (solo)
Max Ernst: Ballade du Soldat, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Max Ernst, National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia (solo)
La Abstraction del Paisaje, Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain
Tapestries, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
Max Ernst und sein surrealistisches Umfeld, Die Galerie - Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (solo)
Max Ernst, Helly Nahmad Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Sprengel macht Ernst - Max Ernst im Sprengel Museum Hannover , Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Exil und Moderne, Kunsthalle St. Annen Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany
Max Ernst: A Retrospective, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York , NY (solo)
Max Ernst, Galerie Boisserée, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Max Ernst, Galerie Dreiseitel, Cologne. Germany (solo)
Max Ernst, Books and graphics, City Art Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)
Max Ernst Ausgesuchte grafische Arbeiten, Galerie Art 204, Dusseldorf, Germany (solo)
Max Ernst, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia (solo)
Living Dust, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK
Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Dreiseitel, Cologne, Germany
Max Ernst, Malingue, Paris, France (solo)
Max Ernst - Im Inneren des Blicks, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (solo)
Farbig.Schwarz.Weiss, Galerie Rieder GmbH, Munich, Germany
Max Ernst - Lithographien und Graphiken, Kunsthalle, Luckenwalde, Germany (solo)
Max Ernst - The Graphic Work, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium ; Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium (solo)
Max Ernst, Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland (solo)
The Proper Meaning, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, NY
Max Ernst - (Brühl 1891 - 1976 Paris) - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne, Germany (solo)

Collections publiques

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid, Spain
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain


M. E. Warlick, Franklin Rosemont. Max Ernst and Alchemy: A Magician in Search of Myth (Surrealist). Texas: University of Texas Press, 2001