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Henri Cartier-Bresson    (French, 1908-2004)

 Henri Cartier-Bresson - Valencia (Photographs) h: 11 x w: 14 in / h: 27.9 x w: 35.6 cm
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Valencia 1952

1908 Born in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne
1927 - 1928 Studied painting under Cubist painter and sculptor André Lhote at the Lhote Academy in Paris, France
1931 Spent one year in the Ivory Coast, where he took his first photographs
Traveled throughout Europe with Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues and Leonor Fini
1932 Studied Cinematography with Paul Strand, New York, NY
1932 Discovered the Leica, his camera of choice thereafter
1936 - 1939 Worked as a production assistant for Jean Renoir in Paris, France
1940 Captured by the Nazis while fighting in the French Army
1943 Escaped from prison on his third attempt and subsequently joined an underground organization to assist prisoners and escapees
1943 Began taking portraits of artists and writers for Editions Braun, including Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque and Camille Claudel
1944 - 1945 Joined a group of professional photographers in order to document the liberation of Paris
Finished Le Retour (The Return) a documentary film about returning captives and deportees
1947 Founded Magnum Photos with Robert Capa, George Rodger, David 'Chim' Seymour and William Vandivert
1948 Overseas Press Club of America Award
1953 A.S.M.P. Award
1954 Overseas Press Club of America Award
1959 Prix de la Société Française de Photographie
1960 Overseas Press Club of America Award
1964 Overseas Press Club of America Award
1975 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie
1975 Culture Prize
1981 Awarded the Grand Prix National from the French Ministry of Culture
1986 Granted the Novecento Award by Jorge Luis Borges in Palermo, Italy
1988 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY established the Henri Cartier-Bresson Prize
2003 The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation opened in Paris, France
2004 He died at his home in Provence on 3 August

2013 Motor City Muse: Detroit Photographs, Then and Now - The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Light Sensitive - Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
The Decisive Momen - Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
2012 Magnum Contacts - Magnum Photos Paris, Paris
Henri Cartier-Bresson - The Decisive Moment - Galerie Johannes Faber, Vienna
2011 Henri Cartier-Bresson - Der Kompass im Auge: Amerika-Indien-Sowjetunion - KunstHaus Wien, Vienna
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Die Geometrie des Augenblicks - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg Description
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World - Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
Henri Cartier-Bresson - Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zurich
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century - The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
2010 Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Henri Cartier-Bresson - Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio
Very Early Prints - Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
Henri Cartier-bresson: The Modern Century - Eric Franck Fine Art, London (England)
Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Retrospective - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
2009 Musée de l'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Russia - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Die Europäer - Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt
Henri Cartier-Bresson - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris
Henri Cartier-Bresson - Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Henri Cartier Bresson - Early Prints - Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York City, NY
2008 Henri Cartier-Bresson: Early Works, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany (solo)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Santa Catalina Castle, Cadiz, Spain
2007 Henri Cartier-Bresson's Scrapbook: Photographs, 1932-46, International Center of Photography, New York, NY (solo)
2006 Henri Cartier-Bresson: Di chi si tratta Forma, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy (solo)
2003 - 2005 Henri Cartier-Bresson: Retrospective, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, Rome, Italy
Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2004 Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
1998 - 1999 Photographien und Zeichnungen, Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany
1998 Tete à Tete, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY
Line by Line, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
1997 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, Canada
Henri Cartier-Bresson: 1974-1997, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France (solo)
De Européenne, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
1996 Henri Cartier-Bresson: Pen brush and Cameras, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN (solo)
1995 Dessins e Hommage à Henri Cartier-Bresson, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Valence, Montbeliard, France (solo)
1994 Dessins e première photos, La Caridad, Barcelona, Spain
1993 Photo Dessin, Arles, France
1992 Musée de Noyers-sur-Serein, France
Palazzo San Vitale, Parma, Italy
Centro de Exposiciones, Saragossa and Logrono, Spain
L’Amérique, FNAC, Paris, France
Hommage à Henri Cartier-Bresson, International Center of Photography, New York, NY (solo)
1991 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1990 Galerie Arnold Herstand, New York, NY
1989 Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany
Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland
Printemps Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Chapelle de l’École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1988 Palais Lichtenstein, Vienna, Austria
Salzburger Landessammlung, Vienna, Austria
Institute français, Athens, Greece
1987 Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
Henri-Cartier Bresson: Early Photographs, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1986 L’Institute français de Stockholm, Sweeden
Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy
Pavillon d’Arte contemporanea, Milan, Italy
1985 Henri Cartier-Bresson in India, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (solo)
Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, Mexico
Paris à vue d’oil, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France
1984 Osaka University of Arts, Osaka, Japan
1983 Printemps Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
1982 Hommage a Henri Cartier-Bresson, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France (solo)
1981 Henri Cartier-Bresson: Retrospective, Musée d’Art de la Ville, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (solo)
1980 Portraits, Galerie Eric Franck, Geneva, Switzerland
1975 Carlton Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
1964 Philipps Collection, Washington, D.C.
1963 Photokina, Cologne, Germany
1956 Photokina, Cologne, Germany
1955 Henri Cartier-Bresson: Retrospective, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France (solo)
First exhibition in France at the Pavillon de Marsan, Lourve Museum, Paris, France (solo)
1952 Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
1947 Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1934 Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico (with Manuel Alvarez Bravo)
1933 Julien Levy Gallery, New York, NY
Cercle Atheneo, Madrid, Spain

2006 Scrapbook, Steidl, Germany
2006 Portraits par Henri Cartier-Bresson, Thames & Hudson, France; (The portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson) Thames & Hudson, UK
2003 De qui s'agit-il ?, Gallimard/Bibliothèque Nationale de France; (The Man, the Image and the World) Thames & Hudson, UK; (Di chi si tratta ?) Contrasto, Italy
2001 Orsenna, Erik and Gerard Mace. Cartier-Bresson: Landscapes. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001
2000 Cartier-Bresson. Cartier-Bresson: Towards another fire. Paris: Nautilus, 2000
1998 Groumbursch, Ernst H. Cartier-Bresson: Portraits. London: Thames and Hudson, 1998
1994 Fuentes, Carlos. Cartier-Bresson: Mexican Notebooks. London: Thames and Hudson, 1994
Feyder, Vera and Andre Pieryre de Mandi Argles. Cartier-Bresson: Paris. London: Thames and Hudson, 1994
1991 Mora, Giles. Cartier-Bresson: America. New York: Bulfinch, 1991
1987 Clair, Jean. Cartier-Bresson: The Europeans. London: Thames and Hudson, 1987
Statyajit, Ray and Yves Vwquad. Cartier-Bresson: In India. London: Thames and Hudson, 1987
Galossi, Peter. Cartier-Bresson: The Early Work. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1987
1954 de Zoete Delpire, Béryl and Artaud Antonin. Les Danses à Bali. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952
1952 Cartier-Bresson. The Decisive Moment. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952
1947 Kirstein, Licoln. The Photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1947 (catalogue)
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