Francis Picabia  (French, 1879-1953) 

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Francis Picabia Biography
1879   Born: in Paris, France
1895 - 1897   Studied art at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
1911 - 1912   Associated with the Puteaux group
1916 - 1917   Lived in Barcelona, Spain
1917   Published his first volume of poetry and the first issues of 391, his magazine modeled after Stieglitz’s periodical 291
1924   Attacked André Breton and the Surrealists in 391
1953   Died: in Paris, France
Selected Exhibitions
2009   "Paintings and Works on Paper", Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA (solo)
"Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture", National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C
2008   "Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia", Londres, UK, 2008
Galerie Saint-Valentin, Paris, France
"Francis Picabia Late Paintings", Michael Werner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006   "Francis Picabia: Works on Paper 1901-1951", Michael Werner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2002   "Francis Picabia, Singulier Idéal", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
2000   "Francis Picabia", Michael Werner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999   "Francis Picabia", Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan (traveled to: Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan, Kintetsu Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (solo)
1998   "Francis Picabia, les Nus et la méthode", Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France (traveled to the Musée du Petit Palais, Geneva, Switzerland) (solo)
1997   "Francis Picabia antologia", Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
"Francis Picabia: Das Spätwerk, 1933-1953", Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (taveled to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands) (solo)
1996   "Francis Picabia galerie Dalmau, 1922", Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
1995   "Francis Picabia, Maquinas y Españolas", IVAM Centre Julio González, Valencia, Spain (traveled to the Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain) (solo)
1991   "Picabia et La Côte d’Azur", Musée d’Art Moderne de d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France (solo)
1988   "Picabia 1879 – 1953", Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (traveled to Galerie Neuendorf, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) (solo)
1986   "Francis Picabia, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nimes, France (solo)
1985   "Francis Picabia, Exposicion antologica", Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso del Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, Spain (traveled to the Centre de la Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona, Spain) (solo)
1984   "Picabia", Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Francis Picabia, The Museum of Modern Art, Seibu, Takanawa, Japan (solo)
1983   "Francis Picabia", Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
"Picabia 1879 – 1953", Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
1980   "Picabia, Dandy et Heraut de l’art du XXe siecle", Palais des Congrès, Paris, France (solo)
1976   "Francis Picabia", Musée National d’art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France (solo)
1974   "Francis Picabia", Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy (solo)
1970   "Francis Picabia", The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (traveled to Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada;The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI) (solo)
1967   "Picabia", Städtisches Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (solo)
1964   "Francis Picabia", Galerie Furstenberg, Paris, France (solo)
1962   "Picabia", Musée Cantini, Marseille, France (solo)
1961   "Picabia vu en transparence", Galerie Mona Lisa, Paris, France (solo)
1956   "Exposition Picabia", Galerie Furstenberg, Paris, France (solo)
1949   "Retrospective", Galerie René Drouin, Paris, France (solo)
1933   Galerie Vignon, Paris, France
1928   Galerie Theophile Briant, Paris, France
1923   Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France
1922   Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France
Galerie Dalmau, Barcelona, Spain
1921   Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France
1913   Armory Show, New York, NY
Gallery 291, New York, NY (solo)
Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
1912   Salon de la Section d'Or, Paris, France
1911   Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France
1909   Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, France
1905   Galerie Haussmann, Paris, France (solo)
1899   Salon des Artistes Français, Paris, France
  Selected Public Collections:
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid, Spain
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Literature
2003   Jouffroy, Alain. Picabia. New York, NY: Assouline, 2003
1989   Wilson, Sarah. Francis Picabia: Accommodations of Desire 1924-1932. New York NY : Kent Gallery Inc., 1989
1979   Camfield, W.A. Francis Picabia. His Art, Life and Times. Princeton: 1979

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