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Jean Helion    (French, 1904-1987)

 Jean Helion - Abstraction (Paintings) h: 25.6 x w: 31.5 in / h: 65 x w: 80 cm
Jean Helion
Abstraction 1934
 
 Jean Helion - Composition (Paintings) h: 34.5 x w: 48 cm / h: 13.6 x w: 18.9 in
Jean Helion
Composition 1935
 
 Jean Helion - L'homme à la cravate tordue (Paintings) h: 20.9 x w: 24.8 in / h: 53.1 x w: 63 cm
Jean Helion
L'homme à la cravate tordue 1943
 

Biographie
1904 Born Couterne, Orne (Normandy), France
1912 - 1918 Studied at the Ecole Auguste janvier, Amiens
1918 - 1919 Worked as pharmacist's assistant, Bagnoles-de-l'Orne
1920 - 1921 Studied chemistry, Institut Industriel du Nord, Lille
1921 Apprenticeship in an architect's office Paris, France
1922 Studied architecture, Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
1922 Produced first paintings
1921 - 1924 Assistant in architect's office
1925 George Bine becomes his art patron
1925 - 1926 Studied painting, Academie Adler, Paris
1929 - 1934 Founder-member, with Theo Van Doesburg, Otto Carlsund and Leo Tutundjian, Art Concret group (renamed Abstraction-Creation group, 1930), Paris
1925 - 1940 Full-time painter in Paris
1940 Joined the French Army and was mobilized
1940 - 1942 Prisoner of War in Pomerania, Escaped to the U.S.A.
1942 - 1946 Full-time painter in Rockbridge Baths, Virginia, and New York
1946 Returned to France
1963 Married Jacqueline Ventadour
1964 Designed the sets and costumes for King Lear, French television production, Paris
1972 Served in the French Army
1946 - 1973 Full-time painter in Paris
1979 Awarded Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris
Honorary member, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
1984 Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, France
1973 - 1987 Full-time painter in Bigeonnette
1987 Died Paris, France

Expositions
2008 De Rodchenko a Sol Lewitt - Galerìa Guillermo de Osma, Madrid (group)
2007 X mal ICH - Städtische Galerie Fruchthalle Rastatt, Rastatt (group)
Die Erneuerung des Sehens - Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur (group)
2006 Orangerie, 1934 - les Peintres de la réalité - Musée National de l´Orangerie, Paris (group)
Exil und Moderne – H.W. Janson und die Sammlung der Washington University in St. Louis - Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg (group)
2005 Jean Hélion - Museo Picasso, Barcelona (solo)
Hélion - Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris (solo)
2004 Jean Hélion - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris (solo)
2002 Hommage à François Pluchart - FRAC - Bourgogne, Dijon (group)
1999 Drawing Exhibitions, Drawing Center, New York (traveled to Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles) (group)
1997 Galerie Piltzer Paris, France
1988 Zentrum fur Kunstausstellungen der D.D.R., Berlin (solo)
1984 Abstractionism and Everyday Myths, Lenbachhaus, Munich
1982 Musée d'Etat Luxembourg
1979 Hélion. Drawings 1930-1978, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Athens, Strasbourg
1977 Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Paris, France
1976 Spencer Samuels Gallery, New York (solo)
1975 Galerie St. Germain, Paris (solo)
1972 Galerie René Andrieu, Toulouse (solo)
1969 Galleria Eunomia, Milan
1967 Willard Gallery, New York
1966 Leicester Galeries, London
1965 Leicester Galeries, London
1964 Paintings from 1929 to 1964, Gallery of Modern Art New York, NY
1962 Peintures 1929-1939, Galerie Louis Carré, Paris (solo)
1961 Calerie Cahiers d'Art, Paris (solo)
1958 Calerie Cahiers d'Art, Paris (solo)
1956 Calerie Cahiers d'Art, Paris (solo)
1944 Recent Work, Museum of Fne Art Baltimore, MD
1937 San Francisco Museum of Art (solo)
1936 The Valentine Gallery New York, NY
1933 Gallery John Becker, New York (solo)
1932 Galerie Pierre Paris, France(solo)
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