Bernard Lorjou (French, 1986)

Timeline

1908
Born in Loir et Cher, France
1948
Formed the artistic group "L'Homme Témoin" with the art critic Jean Bouret to defend figurative painting
Co-recipient of the Prix de la Critique award with Bernard Buffet
1977
Guest of honor at the Salon des Artistes Francais, Paris, France
1986
Died in St. Denis sur Loire, France

Exhibitions

2009
Bernard Lorjou, Centre Culturel Valery Larbaud, Vichy, France (solo)
Bernard Lorjou: Bullfights, Espace Van Gogh, Arles, France (solo)
2006
LORJOU: Witness to the times, Kunsthalle Weimar Harry Graf Kessler, Weimar, Germany (solo)
2005
Lorjou Retrospective, Musee des Beaux Arts - Palais Carnoles, Menton, France (retrospective)
2003
Lorjou the Painter: Drawings from his last 20 years, Chateau de Blois, Blois, France
2000
Lorjou Retrospective, Presbytere Saint-Jacques, Bergerac, France (retrospective)
1998
Circus, Bullfights and Musicians, Chateau de Carrouges, Carrouges, France
Lorjou: Witness Painter, Espace Belleville, Paris, France (solo)
1994
Lorjou and Mottet, Galerie d'Art de la place Beauvau, Paris, France
1991
Lorjou Drawings, Salon d'Exposition de Hankyu, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1989
Homage to Lorjou, Salon d'Automne, Paris, France (solo)
Carvings and Lithographies, Salon d'Exposition de Hankyu, Tokyo, Japan
1988
Lorjou Oils and Gouaches, Galerie Expression, St. Tropez, France (solo)
1987
Lorjou: Retrospective 1938-1986, Galerie Florence-Basset, Flassans sur Issole, France (retrospective)
Lorjou Tapestries, Chateau de Blois, Blois, France (solo)
1986
Lorjou Pinturas Recientes, Sala de Exposiciones Fundacion Eugenio Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
Lorjou Rock AIDs Tarps, Galerie Epsilon, Paris, France (solo)
1985
Lorjou Paintings Drawings Sculptures, Menton, France (solo)
1984
Lorjou Recent Works (1979-1984), Hotel de Ville de Bruxelles / Salle de la Milice, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Lorjou in Private French Art Collections, Chateau de Blois, Blois, France (solo)
1981
Recent Paintings, Galerie Beauvau-Miromesnil, Paris, France
1980
Shadows and Suns, Galerie Beauvau-Miromesnil, Paris, France
1978
Recent Paintings, Galerie du Theatre, Geneva, Switzerland
1976
The Bullfights in Small Format, Gallerie Govaerts, Brussels, Belgium
1975
Lorjou, Picquigny, France (solo)
Lorjou, Wally Findlay Galleries, Paris, France (solo)
1974
The Fair, Casino de Monaco, Monaco
Gouaches, Galerie Govaerts, Brussells, Belgium (solo)
1973
Recent Works, Wally Findlay Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
1972
Lorjou, Sculptures, Burnt Wood, Bronzes, Polychromes, La Bastide Grande, Saint-Tropez, France (solo)
Loves and Massacres, Galerie Drouant, St. Honore, Paris
Lorjou New Paintings and Sculptures, Hilton Gallery, Waterloo, Brussells (solo)
1970
The Assassination of Sharon Tate, Musee Galliera, Paris, France (solo)
Murderers and Flowers, Galerie Petrides, Paris, France (solo)
Lorjou in America: paintings, drawings and lithographs, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tuscon, Arizona (solo)
1969
The Marbella Workshop, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1968
Homage to Yvonne Mottet and Bernard Lorjou, Musee D'Orleans, Orleans, France
Yvonne Mottet and Bernard Lorjou, Hotel de Ville, Bobigny, France
Bernard Lorjou-Small Formats, Galerie Nihonbashi, Paris, France (solo)
30 Drawings "Hunger", Galerie Bussiere, Paris, France
1966
Paris and flowers in small formats-exhibit Lorjou, Paris Galerie Urban, Paris, France (solo)
Lorjou : Apollinaire's Beastiary, Galerie Rene Kieffer, Paris, France (solo)
1965
Color Lithographies, Galerie Sagot Le Garrec, Paris, France
Bernard Lorjou: Whites and Blacks, Galerie A.Gattlen, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
1963
Lorjou Lithographies, Galerie Marcel Bernheim, Paris, France (solo)
1962
Floating Exhibition on the Seine River, Paris, France
Third Manifest of Man as Witness, Moulin Rouge, Paris, France
1958
Paintings by Lorjou, Wildenstein Gallery, London, England (solo)
1957
Lorjou; Mottet, Fundacion Eugenio Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela
Massacres of Rambouillet, Esplanade des Invalides, Paris, France
1956
Lorjou Drawings, Galerie d'Art du Faubourg, Paris, France (solo)
1954
Lorjou Drawings, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Ecole de Paris 1954, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, France
1953
Buffet, Lorjou, Vallat, Venard, Switzerland Musee de l'Athenee, Geneva, Switzerland
1951
Current Events of the Atomic Age, Galerie d'Art du Faubourg, Paris, France
1950
Studies for the Atomic Age and the Waste Plant for the City of Paris, Galerie Claude, Paris, France
1947
100 Studies, Drawings, Paintings and Sculptures for the Miracle of Lourdes, Galerie du Bac, Paris, France
1946
Recent Works of Bernard Lorjou, London, England (solo)
1945
Bernard Lorjou, Galerie du Bac, Paris, France (solo)

Literature

1989
Gerard, Georges. Lorjou, Le Peintre du Siecle. Paris: Publisud, 1989