Timeline

1871
Born in Opocno, Bohemia
1889–1892
Studied historical and religious painting, Prague Art Academy, Prague, Czech Republic
1892
Studied at the The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria
1900
Awarded a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, France
1903
Awarded a gold medal at the International Exhibition, St. Louis, MO
1906
Became a member of the Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
1908
Recipient, Légion d'Honneur, France
1931
Co-founded the group Abstraction-Création with Hans Arp, Jean Hélion, Auguste Herbin, Georges Valmier and Georges Vantongerloo
1957
Died in Puteaux, France

Exhibitions

2003
Venus and Cain: Prehistoric Figures 1830 - 1930, Musée d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
The Origins of Abstraction 1800 - 1914, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
2002
Towards New Times: Kupka's Graphic Works 1892 - 1912, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Paris, France
1999
Fauvism or 'Trial by Fire': The Eruption of Modernity in Europe, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1989
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
1981
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1977
Historical Aspects of Constructivism and Concrete Art, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1976
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
1975
Frantisek Kupka, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (retrospective)
1967
Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
1958
Frantisek Kupka, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France (retrospective)
1955
Documenta I, Kassel, Germany
1936
Cubism & Abstract Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1913
Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France
1910–1913
Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
1899
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Public Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Rennes, France
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE