Joseph Lacasse (Belgian, 1975)

Timeline

1894
Born in Tournai, Belgium
1910
Completed his first abstract and Cubist compositions
1914
First exhibition in Brussels
1912–1918
Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Tournai
1921
Visited Italy where he painted his 'motherhood' series, religious works and workers - always in a
1920–1922
Studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels
1922–1923
Travelled to Brittany and Spain
1925
Moved to Paris where he met Robert Delaunay
1937
Invents an aesthetic theory of the abstract
1930–1939
Lacasse moves towards Tachism
1940
Joined the Liberation French forces in England
1943
Became professor of sculpture and ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent
1947
At the end of the war he returned to Paris and became a French citizen in 1947
1975
Died in Paris

Exhibitions

2013
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tournai, Tournai, Belgium (solo) (La Beauté sauve Le monde, including a presentation of Lacasse's 'Quatre Jours de La Création')
2013
Whitford Fine Art, London, UK (solo) (retrospective exhibition)
2005
Galerie des Arets, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2003
Galerie des Arets, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2001
Galerie des Arets, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
1999
Cotthem Gallery, Knokke-Zoute and Barcelona, (retrospective exhibition), Belgium and Sapin (solo)
1996
Fondation Bemberg, Toulouse (retrospective exhibition), France (solo)
1995
Couvent des Cordelliers, Paris (retrospective exhibition(, France (solo)
1995
Galerie Callu Mérite, Paris, (works 1930-1950), France (solo)
1994
Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain de La ville de Liège, Liège (retrospective exhibition), France (solo)
1994
Galerie Cotthem, Knokke-le-Zoute, Blegium (solo)
1991
Gallerie Callu Mérite, Paris, France (solo)
1990
Galerie Cotthem, Art London 90, London, UK (solo)
1989
Maison de la Culture, Tournai, Belgium (solo)
1989
Cotthem Gallery, Aalst, Lineart Ghent, Belgium (solo)
1989
Galerie Callu Mérite, Paris, France (solo)
1988
Galerie Callu Mérite, Paris, France (solo)
1984
Drian Galleries, London, UK (solo)
1978
Modern Religious Art Museum, Oostend, The Netherlands (solo)
1977
Musée d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg (solo)
1976
Fondation Septentrion (Anne et Albert Prouvost), Marcq-en-Baroeul, France (solo)
1975
Galerie Govaerts, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
1974
Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas, Tournai, Belgium (solo)
1974
World Trade Centre, Brussels (retrospective exhibition at the occasion of publication of the book Joseph Lacasse par Lui-même), Belgium (solo)
1974
Maison de la Culture, Tournai, Belgium (solo)
1973
Playhouse Gallery, Harlow, UK (solo)
1973
Drian Galleries, London, UK (solo)
1973
Galerie -Jeanne Buytaert, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
1972
Galerie Jacques Massol, Paris, France (solo)
1971
Galerie Jacques Massol, Paris, France (solo)
1971
Drian Galleries, London, UK (solo)
1970
Baukunst Ga|erie, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1970
Halle aux Draps, Tournai, Belgium (solo)
1970
Galerie Jacques Massol, Paris, France (solo)
1969
Galerie Jacques Massol, Paris, France (solo)
1969
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, France (solo)
1969
Kunstverein Feirburg-im Breisgau, Germany (solo)
1969
Landesmuseum Oldenburg, Germany (solo)
1969
Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany (solo)
1968
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Liège and Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mons, France (solo)
1967
Swedish Architecture Museum, Lund, Sweden (solo)
1962
Drian Galleries, London, UK (solo)
1962
Galerie Heberg, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
1961
Galerie -Jacques Massol, Paris, France (solo)
1961
Galerie Kare-Berntsen, Oslo, Norway (solo)
1960
Galerie de la Madeleine, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
1960
Drian Galleries, London, UK (solo)
1959
Galerie Jacques Massol, Paris, France (solo)
1959
Drian Galleries, London, UK (solo)
1946
Galerie Delpierre, Paris, France (solo)
1926
Cercle Artistique de Tournai, Tournai, Belgium (solo)
1924
Cercle Artistique de Tournai, Tournai, Belgium (solo)
1919
Cercle Artistique de Tournai, Tournai, Belgium (solo)
1914
Galerie de la Reine, Brussels, Belgioum (solo)

Public Collections

Museum Naradow, Warsaw
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Museet, Stockholm
National Museum, Djakarta
Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, Ostend
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, lsraeI
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
Eilat Museum, Israel
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
Musée d'art moderne de La Ville de Paris, Paris
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Liège
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tournai
Musée d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg
Musée National d'art moderne, Paris
Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel

Literature

Joseph Lacasse, exhibition catalogue with introduction by VAN DE BUSSCHE, Willy and An Jo FERMON, Whitford Fine Art, London, 2013.
RENWART, Marc. Joseph Lacasse, exhibition catalogue, Fonds Mercator, Paribas, Liège and Paris, 1994-1995.
BILCKE, Maurits. et al. Joseph Lacasse par lui-même. Mercator, Antwerp, 1974.
Joseph Lacasse par lui-meme. Fonds Mercator, Anvers, 1974.