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Brassaï    (French, 1899-1984)

  Brassaï - Matisse with his model (Photographs) h: 9.5 x w: 12.2 in / h: 24.1 x w: 31 cm
Brassaï
Matisse with his model 1939
 
  

Biographie
1899 Born: in Brasso, Transylvania (now Romanian)
1920 Moved to Berlin and studied at the Berlin-Charlottenburg Academy of Fine Arts, Germany
1924 Moved to Paris, France where he would live the rest of his life
1933 Published his first book of photographs titled "Paris after Dark"
1956 Won the "Most Original Film" award at the Cannes Film Festival with his film "Tant qu'il aura des bêtes"
1974 Named "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres", Paris, France
1976 Received the "Legion of Honor", Paris, France
1978 Won the first "Grand Prix National de la Photographie" in Paris, France
1984 Died: in Eze, France

Expositions
2014 Pour l’amour de Paris, Hotel de Ville, Paris, France
2011 Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
2010 Brassaï - la maison que j'habite,Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Nancy, France 9solo)
Brassaï - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - MNBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Paris des rêves, Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France (solo)
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY
Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris, ICP International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2009 Brassaï - Paris in the 30's, Edwynn Houk Gallery, NewYork, NY (solo)
2008 Brassai: graffiti, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2007 Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary (solo)
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006 Paris by Night, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
Retrospective, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia (solo)
2005 - 2006 Brassai: The Photographer of the Night, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DK (solo)
2005 Brassaï, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2004 Brassaï: Das Auge von Paris, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
2003 Brassaï: Paris, Fundación Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2000 Retrospective, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
1998 Brassaï: The Eye of Paris, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; National Gallery of art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1997 Brassai and Company: Photography of the 1930s, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1995 Photographies de Brassaï, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (solo)
1994 Brassaï - vom Surrealismus zum Informel, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (solo)
1993 Brassaï, Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
1988 Brassaï. Paris le jour, Paris la nuit,Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France (solo)
1984 Brassaï Memorial 1899-1984, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1973 Brassai Photographs, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)
1968 Brassaï, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1954 Photographs by Brassai, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
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