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André Masson

(French, 1896 - 1987)

femme servante de table (663) by andré masson

André Masson

Femme servante de table (663), 1942

Biographie

Chronologie

1896
Born: in Balagne, France
1904
Moved to Brussels, Belgium where he attended the academy of fine arts
1912
Admitted to the Paul Baudoin studio at the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1917
Severely injured and spent months in an army hospital during the war
1922
Returned to Paris, where his art was influenced by André Derrain and Cubism
1924
Met André Breton and joined the Surrealist Movement
1925
Took part in the first surrealist exhibition at the Pierre gallery
1929
Broke with Breton and the Surrealist group
1934
Fascist riots in Paris. Moved to Tossa de Mar, Spain
1942
Fled to the USA before the Nazi occupation of France, settled in New Preston, CT

Expositions

2012
Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris, France (solo)
2009
André Masson: Retrospektive, Die Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)
Picasso et ses amis, Galerie für Kunst von Picasso-Conzen, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany
2007
André Masson: Sur-Reality, Trigg Ison Fine Art, West Hollywood, CA (solo)
André Masson 'Grenzüberschreitung, Hachmeister Galerie, Münster, Germany (solo)
2002
André Masson Inside/Outside Surrealism: Works from the Gotlieb Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston, MA (solo)
1996
André Masson in America: (1941-5), Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
André Masson, Galerie Guy Baertschi, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
André Masson Work of the Forties, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
1995
André Masson, The Mayor Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1993
Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris, France (solo)
1989
Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris, France (solo)
1987
Retrospective, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1984
Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris, France (solo)

Publications

2008
Clark V. Poling, Andre Masson and the surrealist self, New Haven, 2008
2006
Maurizio Vanni, André Masson, La ricerca dell'oltre, Text in ital., dt. U. engl., Modena, Galleria Modenarte 2006
2005
André Masson (1896 - 1987): les grands livres illustrés, ou le monde merveilleux de l'oeuvre gravé en couleur, Ausst. Kat. Cannes, 2005
2004
André Masson - Eine Mythologie der Natur, Ausst. Kat. Museum Würth, Künzelsau, 2004
2003
André Masson: Bilder aus dem Labyrinth der Seele, Ausst. Kat. Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, 2003
1998
André Masson: Rebell des Surrealismus, Ausst. Kat. Ludwig-Museum Koblenz, 1998
1994
Lawrence Saphire/Patrick Cramer, André Masson: The illustrated books, catalogue raisonné, Genève 1994
1988
Roger Passeron, André Masson, General catalogue of the sculptures, Torino 1988