Frantisek Kupka  (Czech, 1871-1957) 


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Frantisek Kupka Biography
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
Selected 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
Selected 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