Brassaï  (French, 1899-1984) 

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Brassaï Biography
1899   Born: in Brasso, Transylvania (now Romanian)
1920   Moved to Berlin and studied at the Berlin-Charlottenburg Academy of Fine Arts, Germany
1924   Moved to Paris, France where he would live the rest of his life
1933   Published his first book of photographs titled "Paris after Dark"
1956   Won the "Most Original Film" award at the Cannes Film Festival with his film "Tant qu'il aura des bêtes"
1974   Named "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres", Paris, France
1976   Received the "Legion of Honor", Paris, France
1978   Won the first "Grand Prix National de la Photographie" in Paris, France
1984   Died: in Eze, France
Selected Exhibitions
2014   Pour l’amour de Paris, Hotel de Ville, Paris, France
2011   Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
2010   Brassaï - la maison que j'habite,Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Nancy, France 9solo)
Brassaï - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - MNBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Paris des rêves, Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France (solo)
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY
Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris, ICP International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2009   Brassaï - Paris in the 30's, Edwynn Houk Gallery, NewYork, NY (solo)
2008   Brassai: graffiti, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2007   Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary (solo)
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006   Paris by Night, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
Retrospective, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia (solo)
2005 - 2006   Brassai: The Photographer of the Night, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DK (solo)
2005   Brassaï, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2004   Brassaï: Das Auge von Paris, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
2003   Brassaï: Paris, Fundación Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2000   Retrospective, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
1998   Brassaï: The Eye of Paris, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; National Gallery of art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1997   Brassai and Company: Photography of the 1930s, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1995   Photographies de Brassaï, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (solo)
1994   Brassaï - vom Surrealismus zum Informel, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (solo)
1993   Brassaï, Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
1988   Brassaï. Paris le jour, Paris la nuit,Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France (solo)
1984   Brassaï Memorial 1899-1984, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1973   Brassai Photographs, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)
1968   Brassaï, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1954   Photographs by Brassai, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
Selected Public Collections
  Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France<

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