Jean Fautrier  (French, 1898-1964) 

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Jean Fautrier Biography
1898   Born
1917   Called up for the French Army, but because of his poor health he was soon transferred to the auxiliary corps
1922   Moved to Paris and started to produce engravings and etchings
1928   Met André Malraux, who asked him to illustrate a text of his choice. He settled on Dante's Inferno, producing 34 lithographs
1930   Produced a number of paintings in sombre tones of female models
1943   Arrested and briefly imprisoned by the Germans in January
1945   Bought an old château in the outskirts of Paris in which he remained until his death
1956   After the Soviet crackdown in Hungary, Fautrier painted a number of works entitled Head of Partisan in homage to the tragic courage of its victims
1964   Died
Selected Exhibitions
2004 - 2005   Jean Fautrier, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland (solo)
2002   Jean Fautrier - 1898-1964, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, USA (solo)
2001   JEAN FAUTRIER - Akte - 36 Zeichnungen und eine Skulptur, Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1999   Jean Fautrier - 1898-1964 - Das graphische Werk, Galerie Orangerie-Reinz, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1998 - 1999   Jean Fautrier, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
1997   Jean Fautrier, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France (solo)
1990   Jean Fautrier, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (solo)