biography of Constantin KLUGE (1912-2003)

Personal data


Birth : 01/29/1912 - Riga, Latvia
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : France - Latvia

Address

Paris, France

Representatives

Galerie d’art Français – 526 Rue Royale – New Orleans LA, United States
Kamp Gallery – 563 Lincoln Avenue – Winnetka IL, United States


Education

1931 – 1937 : Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Diploma – Architecture) – Paris, France

Professional data


Work and Life

1946:He moves to Hong Kong for a post in architecture
1939 – 1945:He spends the World War II in Shanghai
1937:At his return in Shanghai, he works as an architect for a while, but the exhibition of his paintings is so successful, that he decides to dedicate himself to painting
1937:After his studies, he stays on in Paris for 6 months, painting views of the capital. Then he goes back to Shanghai
1931:Constantin Kluge leaves Shanghai for Paris, France, to study architecture
1925:The family moves to the french concession of Shanghai
1920:The family settles in Manchuria, China
03/1950:The rumor of the possible invasion of Hong Kong by the Chinese Communists decides him to move to Paris, France, where he definitively settles
Born in Riga, Latvia of Russian parents
The Bolshevik Revolution pushed Constantin Kluge’s family to move eastward
Lives and works in Paris, France


Awards

1962

1962 : Salon des Artistes Français , Médaille d’Or – Paris, France
Context: Salon des Artistes Français (1962)
Awarded by : Société des Artistes Français – Grand Palais Porte H Avenue Winston Churchill – Paris, France

1961

1961 : Salon des Artistes Français , Médaille d’Argent – Paris, France
Context: Salon des Artistes Français (1961)
Awarded by : Société des Artistes Français – Grand Palais Porte H Avenue Winston Churchill – Paris, France


Honorary degree

1990

1990 : Légion d’Honneur , Chevalier – Paris, France
Awarded by : Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – 3 rue Valois – Paris, France


Affiliated to an association

Société des Artistes Français – Grand Palais Porte H Avenue Winston Churchill – Paris, France

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Oil/canvas

Subject

architecture
landscape
urbanism

Works

L'Ile de la Cité
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 24 x 36 inch
 
Le Pont des Arts
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 36 x 36 inch
 

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

1962

Salon des Artistes Français
Paris, France
1962

1961

Salon des Artistes Français
Paris, France
1961

1951

Salon des Artistes Français
Paris, France
1951

Bibliography (Selected)


By the artist


Monographies

1987

Constantin Kluge
1987


On the artist


Monographies

1987

Constantin Kluge
1987
Constantin KLUGE [ 1912-2003 ]

Legals