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biography of BALTHUS (1908-2001)

Personal data


Birth : 02/29/1908 - Paris, France
Death : 02/18/2001 - Rossinière, Switzerland
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : France

Family relations

Son of Erich KLOSSOWSKI [ 1875-1949 ]
Brother of Pierre KLOSSOWSKI [ 1905-2001 ]

Representatives

The Elkon Gallery – 18 East 81st Street – New York NY, United States

Professional data


Work and Life

1976 – 2001:Lived and worked in Rossinière, Switzerland
1954 – 1961:Lived and worked in Chassy, France
1946 – 1954:Lived and worked in Paris, France
1943 – 1946:Lived and worked in Switzerland
1927:Traveled to Italy
1924:Lived and worked in Paris, France
Met BONNARD Pierre


Other professions

Decorator – Theatre

Illustrator

1961 : Director
Villa Medici – Viale Trinità dei Monti 1 – Rome, Italy

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Oil
Print-Multiple : Lithograph
Drawing-Watercolor : Gouache - Ink - Lead pencil - Pencil - Watercolour

Subject

adolescence
animals
composition
childhood
eroticism
women
flowers
interior
still life
nude
landscape

Works

Roger et son fils
Date of creation : 1936
Medium : Oil/wood
Size : 131 x 90 cm
 
Alice
Date of creation : 1933
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 162 x 112 cm
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2001

Balthus
Palazzo Grassi – Venice VE, Italy
09/09/2001 – 01/06/2002

1996

Espacio Uno – Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia – Madrid, Spain
1996

1984

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York NY, United States
1984

1983

MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
1983

1978

Musée Cantini – Marseille, France
1978

1968

Tate Gallery – London, United Kingdom
1968

1966

ARTCODIF – Musée des Arts Décoratifs – Paris, France
1966

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Jan Krugier Gallery – 980 MADISON AVE # 3 – New York NY, United States

2004

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galerie Alice Pauli – 9 rue du Port Franc – Lausanne VD, Switzerland

2003

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : The Piccadilly Gallery – 43 Dover Street – London, United Kingdom

Art Chicago 2003
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall – Chicago IL, United States
05/09/2003 – 05/12/2003
Represented by : Galleria d’Arte Il Gabbiano – Via della Frezza 51 – Rome, Italy

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Galerie Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie – 29-31 Grand-Rue – Geneva GE, Switzerland

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG – Restelbergstrasse 97 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Galerie Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie – 29-31 Grand-Rue – Geneva GE, Switzerland

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Jan Krugier Gallery – 980 MADISON AVE # 3 – New York NY, United States

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Galerie Claude Bernard Contemporary Art – 5-7, rue des Beaux Arts – Paris, France

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Arnold Herstand – 24 West 57th Street – New York NY, United States


Group exhibitions

2002

Oeil pour Oeil : figures de l’art contemporain dans les collections privées de Lyon
Le Rectangle – Centre d’art de la Ville de Lyon – Lyon, France
04/26/2002 – 08/04/2002

2001

Portraits photographiques d’artistes
Salle Rossini – Paris, France
10/04/2001 – 10/06/2001

1991

Pour saluer le dessin
Musée Ingres – Montauban, France
1991

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Periodicals

2002

AUBERT Raphaël – Le paradoxe Balthus
in: Art Press n° 282 p. 91
Paris, France
09/2002

Legals

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