Timeline

1932
Born in Itegem, Belgium
1946–1952
Studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
1956
First monochrome black works are created in discourse with Paul Klee
1957
At Galeria Pater in Milan, Verheyen meets his later friends and artist colleagues Lucio Fontana and Robert Crippa
1958
Recognition in Lausanne of his first manifesto Essentialism for the publication in art actuel international (issue 1959 -13)
1959
Verheyen meets Günter Uecker
1960
Collaboration with Engelbert Van Anderlecht, in which a series of 10 works entitled Ni l’un ni l’autre is created
1962
Two joint works with Lucio Fontana are created
1974
Moving to the Provence with his wife Dani Francq, his daughter and his two sons
1984
Deceased in Apt, Vaucluse, France

Exhibitions

2014
Single exhibition, Jef Verheyen. Color, Light & Vision. Works from the 50ies and 60ies, Galerie Dierking at the COFAA, Cologne / Galerie Dierking am Paradeplatz, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Exhibition Jef Verheyen. “Le Peintre Flamant“ and friends at the Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
2004
Single exhibition Lux est Lex at Galerie Axel Vervoordt Kanaal Antwerp, Belgium
1997
Single exhibition Jef Verheyen at Galerie Schoeller, Düsseldorf, Germany
1994
Single exhibition Retrospective Jef Verheyen, 1932 – 1984 at the PMMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Ostend / Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop
1988
Group exhibition Zero, Vision and Movement, works from the Lenz Schönberg collection, Städtische Galerie at the Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
1987
Group exhibition Goepfert and ZERO – ZERO and Goepfert at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1979
Participation in the exhibition ZERO. Presentation of paintings by a European avant-garde 1958-1964 at Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
1975
Single exhibition Lux est Lex at the Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet, Tarascon / Galerie Media, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
1970
Single exhibition Sonnenbogen at Galerie Bernard, Solothurn, Switzerland
1970
Single exhibition Panchromies at Galerie Iris Clert, Paris, France
1967
Single exhibition Cathedrals of Light at Galerie Carrefour, Brussels, Belgium
1967
Open Air exhibition Vlaamse Landschappen together with Uecker at t’ Kasteelke, Mullem, Belgium
1966
Single exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1965
Participation in the exhibition Zero Avantgarde at Galeria del Cavallino, Venice / Galeria II Punto, Turin and Studio Fontana, Milan, Italy
1962
Participation in the exhibition nul at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. This exhibition triggers an intensification of the joint exhibitions by the ZERO movement
1962
Participation in the exhibition ZERO at the Ad Libitum Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
1961
Participation in the exhibition Ad Reinhardt, Francesco Lo Savio, Jef Verheyen at the Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Morsbroich Palace
1960
Participation in the exhibition Monochrome Painting at the Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, Morsbroich Palace
1958
Participation in the exhibition by the avant-garde artist group G58 at the Hessenhuis in Antwerp, Belgium
1958
Recognition in Lausanne of his first manifesto Essentialism for the publication in art actuel international (issue 1959 -13)