Timeline

1919
Bernard Cathelin born on May 20th 1919 in Paris.
1939
Volunteer for service.
1945
Student for the next three years in the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (French National School for further studies in the Decorative Arts) and in the studio of Maurice Brianchon.
1947
Teacher until 1953 in the Preparatory Studio of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
1948
French delegate to the first congress of the International Students Union in Prague. Trips to Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Jugoslavia, Bulgaria and Italy.
1950
Awarded the Blumenthal Prize.
1953
Awarded the Emily Loewe Prize.
1954
Marries Régine Steiner.
1957
Trip to Spain.
1958
Awarded the Othon Friesz Prize.
1958
Bernard Cathelin goes to New York for his one-man show at the David B. Findlay Gallery. The New York Herald Tribune features him on the cover of its Sunday supplement.
1967
Trips to the U.S.S.R. (Transsiberian).
1967
Trip to Japan. Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo.
1967
Trip to Cambodia, Ceylon and India.
1968
Trips to Mexico, Nicaragua and Brazil.
1969
Trip to the Netherlands.
1973
World tour : New York (exhibition at the David B. Findlay Gallery), San Francisco, Tahiti, Tokyo (exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery), Hong Kong, Burma, Nepal, India, Moscow (Zagorsk).
1973
In July, creation of his first tapestry, “The Mexican Market” by Atelier 3, Paris.
1976
Trips to the united states (exhibition at the David B. Findlay Gallery, New York), Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador.
1976
Madeleine Cathelin-Terrail donation : Bernard Cathelin gives 50 lithographs to the Valence Museum in memory of his mother.
1977
Städtlische Galerie in der Unteren Schranne, Biberach an der Riss, West Germany (lithographs).
1978
Trip to Japan (exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo).
1978
Trip to Belgium (exhibition at the BP Gallery, Antwerp).
1978
Trip to the united states (exhibition at the David B. Findlay Gallery, New York, a retrospective to mark his twenty years of collaboration with the gallery).
1978
Trip to Saint Martin in the Leeward Islands, Caribbean.
1980
Trip to New York, exhibition at the David B. Findlay Gallery.
1980
Trip to Venezuela.
1981
Trip to Venice.
1982
Stay on the Island of Kyushu in Japan to prepare the Haïkaï album.
1983
Trip to Antigua, West Indies.
1984
Trip to Venice.
1985
Trip to Venice.
1986
Return to Mexico.
1988
Trip to the Grenadines, West Indies.
1989
Trip to Morocco.
1990
Throughout this period, Cathelin undertook many far-ranging trips leading through Mexico, Spain, Peru, India, Nepal, Colombia, Russia...He returned to stay and work in those countries which stimulated his urge to paint : Latin America and especially Mexico, Japan, to where he returns regularly for his exhibitions, Tuscany and Venice in Italy and, more recently, Spain.
1992
In March : Edition of 8 lithographs to decorate the Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel with trip to Japan for the opening.
1992
In June : Awarded the “Golden 26” by the French département of the Drôme.
1992
In July : Elected painter for the Aix-en-Provence summer art festival (official poster) Exhibition at the Galerie de la Prévôté in Aix-en-Provence (paintings, lithographs).
1993
Creation of a poster for the 10th Tain l’Hermitage Wine Festival (presented to the Organizing Committee).
1995
January : Elected to the French Légion d’Honneur by the President of the Republic, Mr François Mitterrand.
1996
December : Creation of a new poster representing the Drôme, “Hommage to the Drôme (II)”, presented to the local authorities.
2004
Bernard Cathelin dies in april.
Son of Paul Cathelin and Madeleine Terrail.
Classical studies in the lycées Carnot and Janson de Sailly in Paris and the lycée Emile Loubet in Valence.

Exhibitions

2007
June - July : Exhibition at the Biberach's Museum (Germany)
2007
June - September : Exhibition at Poët Laval in the Drôme (France)
2005
April : Exhibition « Hommage à Cathelin » at the Artfrance Gallery, Paris.
2005
October - November : Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery in Paris
2005
Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo
2004
December : Exhibition et the Gallery La Fleur du Rhône, Geneva, Switzerland.
2003
February : exhibition at the Buschlen Mowatt Gallery in Palm Desert, California, U.S.A.
2003
Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo Creation of a new poster representing the Drôme, “Hommage to the Drôme (III)”
2002
May : Orangerie of the « Domaine de Madame Elisabeth » : Retrospective exhibition.
2001
October - November : paintings exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo and in the Chirikaba Museum in Onomichi (Japan).
2000
May - June : paintings exhibition at the Artfrance Gallery in Paris.
2000
September - October : retrospective exhibition of Cathelin's paintings in the Shangai Art Museum (SAM), China.
1999
Exhibition of paintings, lithographs, tapestries at The Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery in Vancouver, Canada.
1999
Exhibition of paintings, lithographs, tapestries at The Philharmonic Center for Art in Naples (Florida), U.S.A.
1998
May : Exhibition of tapestries at The Alliance Française in Singapour.
1998
June : Exhibition of recent lithographs at The Gallery of The Bouquinnerie de l’Institut in Paris, France.
1998
October : Exhibition of tapestries at The Wacoal Art Center in Tokyo, Japan.
1997
April - May : Exhibition at Europ’Art, Geneva International Art Fair, together with the Salon du Livre (Book Fair), an event organized by Artfrance, Paris (paintings).
1997
June : Retrospective in the Valence Museum, France (paintings, lithographs, tapestries) “CATHELIN, retrospective 1957-1997”.
1997
October : Exhibition at Artfrance Gallery, in Paris (paintings).
1997
November : Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, to celebrate his 30 years of collaboration with the gallery (paintings and tapestries).
1996
June : Exhibition at the Seita Museum Gallery in Paris (lithographs)
1996
October : Exhibition at la Bouquinerie de l’Institut in Paris (lithographs) Exhibition in Tenma-ya in Okoyama, Japan, organized by the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo.
1995
March : Exhibition at the Trianon de Bagatelle, Paris, of tapestries woven by Atelier 3.
1995
October : Exhibition at the Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery in Vancouver, Canada (paintings, lithographs and tapestries).
1994
March : Retrospective in the Daimaru Museum in Tokyo (a travelling exhibition of paintings, lithographs and tapestries).
1994
Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo (oils on paper).
1994
April : Retrospective in the Daimaru Museum in Osaka Shinsaibashi, Japan.
1994
May : Retrospective in the Daimaru Museum in Shimonoseki, Japan.
1994
Exhibition in Paris - La Défense, Essec International Management Development (CNIT) by La Bouquinerie de l’Institut (monumental lithographs, tapestries).
1994
November : Exhibition at Artfrance, Paris, of paintings on the theme of Rachel.
1992
Exhibition at the Elysium Gallery in New York (tapestries, lithographs).
1992
In November : Exhibition of paintings at the Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo to mark his 25 years of collaboration with the gallery (1967-1992).
1991
In May : Exhibition at Art Expo, Chicago. In June : Poster “Hommage to the Drôme (I)” presented to the local authorities.
1991
In October : Exhibition at Artfrance, Paris (oil on paper).
1991
In November : Exhibition at the Printemps Ginza Gallery in Tokyo (tapestries, lithographs).
1990
In March : Exhibition at art London, (paintings) Exhibition at Art Expo, New York.
1990
In October : Exhibition at the Galerie de Francony in Paris (lithographs).
1990
Exhibition at La Bouquinerie de l’Institut in Paris Launching of the screen “White Roses for Paris”
1990
In November : Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo (paintings).
1990
Exhibition at the Printemps Ginza Gallery in Tokyo (lithographs, tapestries).
1990
Exhibition at the Kintetsu Gallery in Osaka (lithographs, tapestries).
1989
Exhibition at Art London, an international art fair in London.
1989
Exhibition at the Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (paintings, tapestries and lithographs).
1989
Exhibition at the Gage Gallery, at Irving, Los Angeles.
1989
Exhibition at the Hermann Gallery, Essen, West Germany (paintings, lithographs).
1988
Art Expo, New York (lithographs and tapestries).
1987
In June : major exhibition in the Château de Chenonceaux, France (paintings, tapestries and lithographs).
1987
In October : exhibition at Artfrance, Paris (paintings).
1987
In November : exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, in celebration of his 20 years of collaboration with the gallery (paintings).
1987
Different exhibitions in Osaka, Kobe and Tokyo (paintings).
1987
Exhibition at Artfrance, Paris (lithographs).
1986
Exhibition at the Danis Stinson Gallery - Artfrance, Palm Springs, California (tapestries).
1986
Exhibition at the BP Gallery, Antwerp and in Brussels, Belgium.
1986
Exhibition at the Mazarine Gallery, Montreal, Canada (paintings, tapestries and lithographs).
1985
Exhibition at the Pierre Gianadda Foundation, Martigny, Switzerland (paintings, lithographs and tapestries).
1984
Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo.
1984
Exhibition at the Galerie Pierre Hautot, Paris (tapestries and oils on paper).
1983
Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Paris. Presentation of the book featuring the Ten Haïkaï, E.F. Mourlot editions.
1983
Exhibition at the Munson Gallery, Santa Fe (paintings and tapestries).
1983
Exhibition at the David B. Findlay Gallery, New York.
1982
Exhibition at the BP Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium.
1982
Exhibition at the Yoshii gallery, Tokyo.
1981
Exhibition at the Galerie François Ditesheim, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
1981
Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo.
1981
Exhibition in the Château de Vascueil, Normandy (tapestries).
1980
Exhibition in the Chapelle du Grand Couvent, Cavaillon, France (tapestries).
1979
Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris (tapestries).
1978
Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris (lithographs).
1975
Exhibition at the Galerie de Paris, Paris (paintings).
1975
Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris (tapestries and lithographs).
1975
Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo (water-colours).
1971
Exhibition at the Galerie de Paris, Paris.
1968
Exhibition at the David B. Findlay Gallery, New York.
1966
Exhibition at the David B. Findlay Gallery, New York. Trips to Mexico and Guatemala.
1964
Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris.
1962
Exhibition at the David B. Findlay Gallery, New York. Trip to Mexico, Peru and Brazil.
1961
Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris.
1960
Exhibition at the David B. Findlay Gallery, New York.
1958
Exhibition at the Galerie de Montmorency in Paris.
1957
Exhibition at the Galerie Saint-Placide, Paris.