Gaston Lachaise  (American/French, 1882-1935) 


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Gaston Lachaise Biography
1882   Born: in Paris, France
1898 - 1904   Studied sculpture at L'Académie Nationale des Beaux-Arts under Gabriel Jules Thomas, Paris, France
1904 - 1905   Designed Art Nouveau decorative objects for René Lalique
1906   Immigrated to the United States
1912   Assisted the sculptor Paul Manship, New York, NY
1917   Became a U.S. citizen
1921   Commissioned Frieze for American Telephone and Telegraph Building, New York, NY
1922   Joins C.W. Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY
1931   Executed reliefs from RCA (now GE) building in Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
1934   Executed reliefs for International Building executed in cement, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
1935   Died: in New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2007 - 2008   Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
2007   Gaston Lachaise 1882–1935, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (solo)
Gaston Lachaise (1882–1935), Veletržní Palác, Narodni Galerie, National Gallery); Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
2004   Great Parade: The Artist as Clown, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Il Nudo fra Ideale e Realtà, Museo d’arte moderna, Bologna, Italy
2003   Refashioning the Figure: Gaston Lachaise and Elevation, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (solo)
2002   Gaston Lachaise Sculpture: Woman, Goddess, and Idol, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2001   The Celebration of Woman in the Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA (solo)
1985 - 1986   Portrait Sculpture by Gaston Lachaise, The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C (solo)
1984   Gaston Lachaise Sculpture and Drawings, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (solo)
1980   Special exhibition of works by Lachaise from the permanent collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1974 - 1975   Retrospective exhibition: Herbert F Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY;The Frederick S. Wight Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
1969   Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1963 - 1964   Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1957   Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
1955 - 1956   Weyhe Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1954   de Kooning, Shahn, Lachaise, Lassaw, Smith, XXVII Biennale, Venice, Italy
1937   Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1935   Retrospective exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1928   Brummer Gallery, New York, NY (Solo)
1927   Alfred Stieglitz’s,The Intimate Gallery, New York,NY
1925 - 1926   Original Sculpture by Gaston Lachaise, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1924   C.W. Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY
1922   Society of Independent Artists, Waldorf-Astoria, NY
1920   Stephan Bourgeois Galleries, New York, NY (Solo)
1918   Sculpture & Drawings by Gaston Lachaise , Stephan Bourgeois Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
1913   The Armory Show, New York, NY
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
The National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1935   Gaston Lachaise: Retrospective Exhibition. New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, 1935 (catalogue)