Jean Dubuffet  (French, 1901-1985) 

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Jean Dubuffet Biography
1901   Born in Le Havre, France on July 31st
1918   Studied at the Académie Julien, Paris, France
1925   Returned to Le Havre after military service and trip to Italy. Worked initially as a wine merchant.
1933   Returned to painting, though only temporarily
1942   Finally decided to dedicate entire attention to art
1985   Died in Paris, France on May 12th
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Chaissac-Dubuffet, entre plume et pinceau, Musee de la Postre, Paris, France
2011   Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
2008   Post-War Dutch, Paol & Co. Fine Art, Maastricht
2007   Die aufregende Kunst des 20. Jahrhundderts, Neue Nationalgerlie, Berlin
2006   Classics, Sara Hilden Museum, Tampere, Finland
2005   Accrochage, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY
2004   Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art from 1880 to the Present, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2002   20 years Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria (group)
2000   Face the face, Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria (group)
1991   Lithografien aus 1991, Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria (solo)
1987   Lithografien 1950-1960, Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria (solo)
1984   Venice Biennale, French Pavillon Venice, Italy
1983   Collagen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria (solo)
1969 - 1972   Groupe de Quatre Arbres at Chase Manhattan Plaza downtown, New York, NY
1966 - 1967   Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1966   Retrospective, Tate Gallery London, England
1966   Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Holland
1964   Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
1962   Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Retrospective. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1960 - 1961   Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France.
1957   Retrospective. Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
1954   Retrospective. Cercle Volney
1947   Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, NY
1944   René Drouin Gallery, Paris, France (First solo exhibition)
1967   Prospectus et tous écrits suivants. Dubuffet.