Maurice de Vlaminck  (French, 1876-1958) 

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Maurice de Vlaminck Biography
1876   Born in Paris, April
1879   Settled the western Parisian suburb of Le Vésinet with his musician parents
1894   Married (had many children)
1896 - 1899   Military service. After the war, he earned money giving music lessons and as a bicycle courier
1900   Met Monet and befriended André Dérain
1904   Exhibited in the Galerie Berthe Weill in Paris where he met Matisse and others of his circle
1905   Showed at the Salon des Indépendants. Later that year his work was included in the famous cage aux fauves at the Salon d’Automne in the company of Matisse, Marquet, Dérain, Rouault, Manguin, Camoin, Puy and Friesz.
1919   Exhibited at Druet and later was represented in a number of Exhibitions devoted to Fauvism
1951   Exhibited at the Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne de Paris
1952 - 1953   Exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
1955   Honoured by his family’s country of origin with his election as a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium
1957   Exhibited at the Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne de Paris
1958   Died: in Rueil-la-Gadeliere, France on October 11th
1962   Exhibited at the Galerie Charpentier in Paris
1987   The Museum of Fine Arts in Chartres held an exhibition of his work
Selected Exhibitions
2007   El espejo y la máscara. El retrato en el siglo de Picasso, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
2005   The splendid palette, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
2004   Fauve Painting in the Permanent Collection, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2004   Auswahl, Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne
2004   Masterpieces from the National Museum in Belgrade, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag
2003   EXPRESSIV! Foundation Beyeler, Riehen
2002   La collezione Rau. Sei secoli di grande pittura europea, GAMeC - Galleria dArte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
2002   Wühlen in Farben, Wälzen in Klängen Aus der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern
2002   Maurice de Vlaminck - Katsuzo Satomi - Yuzo Saeki, Hiroshima Museum of Art, Hiroshima
2002   The Unexpected - Artists Ceramics of the Twentieth Century, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2001   Le Fauvisme en noir et blanc, Musée dart moderne de Céret, Céret
2001   Classics, Galerie Beyeler, Basel
2000   La révolte de la couleur. De limpressionnisme aux avant-gardes. Musée d'Ixelles - Museum van Elsene, Brussels
2000   Farbe > Licht, Foundation Beyeler, Riehen
1999   Masterprints, Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
1999   La joie de vivre, Galerie BECK & EGGELING, Duesseldorf
1998   Exhibition of the century, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
  Museums: Antwerp, Avignon, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Chartres, Chicago, Epinal, Grenoble, Le Havre, London (Tate Gallery), Munich, Nantes, New York (Museum of Modern Art), Ottowa, Paris (Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne, Musée du Petit Palais, Bibliothèque Nationale), St Tropez, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Troyes, Washington DC (National Gallery).

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