Maurice Estève  (French, 1904-2001) 

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Maurice Estève (French, 1904–2001) was a central figure of Tachism, a movement created by a group of European Abstract modern painters who formed during the last years of World War II. Estève is known for his lyrical, poetic experiments with color and interwoven organic forms, in works evoking a kind of Cubist Fauvism. The self-taught painter was inspired early on while visiting the Louvre in Paris in the 1920s, and in later years by Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist movements. Estève also worked extensively with collage, textile design, and painted large murals. In 1959 he took part at documenta II in Kassel, and in 1970 he received the Grand Prix National des Arts. His work has been the subject of several retrospectives in Europe, and he donated a major part of his work to the city of Bourges, France, where the Estève Museum opened in 1987. Estève, who always tried to escape from the extroverted avant-garde circles in Paris, moved to his small hometown Culan in 1995; he died there in 2001 at 97 years old.

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Maurice Estève, Port de Guilvinec (Bretagne)

 

Maurice Estève
Port de Guilvinec (Bretagne)
Auction: Apr 29, 2014
Stockholms Auktionsverk
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Maurice Estève, Pommes et sabots

 

Maurice Estève
Pommes et sabots
1924

Auction: Apr 27, 2014
Perrin, Royere, Lajeunesse - Versailles Enchères
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Maurice Estève, Composition

 

Maurice Estève
Composition
1953

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Perrin, Royere, Lajeunesse - Versailles Enchères
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Maurice Estève, Composition

 

Maurice Estève
Composition
1948

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Perrin, Royere, Lajeunesse - Versailles Enchères
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Maurice Estève, Composition

 

Maurice Estève
Composition
1952

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Maurice Estève, Amanda

 

Maurice Estève
Amanda
1961

Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH
Maurice Estève, Cali

 

Maurice Estève
Cali
1963

Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH
Maurice Estève, Untitled

 

Maurice Estève
Untitled
Gallery Sam
 
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Maurice Estève, L'Envol

 

Maurice Estève
L'Envol, 1958
color lithograph

 

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Maurice Estève, Deux Larrons

 

Maurice Estève
Deux Larrons, 1969
color lithograph

 

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Maurice Estève, Joyeux trio

 

Maurice Estève
Joyeux trio, 1990
mixed media and collage on paper

 

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1904   Born in Culan, France
1918   Started living in Paris, France
1923   Ran textile design studio in Barcelona, Spain
1930   First solo exhibition at Galerie Yvangot in Paris, France
1929 - 1938   Exhibits regularly at the 'Salon des Surindépendants' in Paris, France
1965   Awarded the Grand Prix National des Arts
1987   Inauguration of Estève Museum, Hôtel des Echevins, Bourges, France
2001   Died in Culan, France
2006   Monotypes de Maurice Estève, 1963-1964, Galerie Daniel Gervis, Paris, France (solo)
Maurice Estève 1904-2001, Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Monotypes, The Redfern Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2005   Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France (solo)
Le Monotype, un forme de l'unique, Estève Mueum, Bourges (solo)
2003   Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France (solo)
Les étapes de la Creation, Estève Museum, Bourges, France (solo)
2002   FIAC with Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France (solo)
2001   Galarie Tendances, Paris, France (solo)
1998   Galerie Louis Carré, Paris, France (solo)
1994   Galerie Louis Carré, Paris, France (solo)
1992   FIAC with Galerie Louis Carré, Paris, France (solo)
1990   Galerie Louis Carré, Paris, France (solo)
1987   Inauguration of the Estève Museum, Hôtel des Echevins, Bourges, France (solo)
1986   Retrospective, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Grand Palais, Paris, France (solo)
1984   Tribute to Estève, Salon d'Autumne, Paris, France (solo)
1983   Proposition pour une Rétrospective, Maison de la Culture, Bourges, France; Musée Bertrand, Châteauroux, France (solo)
1982   Galerie Monique Prudhomme, Culan, France (solo)
1981   Musée Cantini, Marseilles, France; Musée de l'Etat, Luxembourg; Musée de Metz, Metz, France (solo)
1978   Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France (solo)
1977   Galerie Claue Bernard, Paris, France (solo)
1974   Neue Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1973   Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France (solo)
1965   Neue Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1961   Retrospective, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany; Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Sweden (solo)
1960   Galerie Villand-Galanis, Paris, France (solo)
1956   Retrospective, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
1955   Galerie Galanis, Paris, France (solo)
1948   Galerie Louis Carré, Paris, France (solo)
1947   Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
1946   Stedelijik Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1945   Galerie Louis Carré, Paris, France
1943   Galerie de France, Paris, France
1938   Salon des Surindépendents, Paris, France
Galerie l'Equipe, Paris, France
1937   Salon des Surindépendents, Paris, France
Peinture Française, Svenska-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm,
1936   Salon des Surindépendents, Paris, France
1935   Salon des Surindépendents, Paris, France
1934   Salon des Surindépendents, Paris, France
1933   Salon des Surindépendents, Paris, France
1932   Salon des Surindépendents, Paris, France
1931   Salon des Surindépendents, Paris, France
1930   Salon des Surindépendents, Paris, France
Galerie Yvangot, Paris, France (solo)
1929   Salon des Surindépendents, Paris, France
  Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, Norway
  Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden
  Fondation Thyssen-Bornemisza, Lugano, Switzerland
  Tate Galleries, London, UK
  Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, NY
  Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre, France
  Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
  Musée Cantini, Marseille, France
  Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Metz, France
  Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
  Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  Musée-Fondation Françoise et Souza Desnoyer, Saint-Cyprien, France
  Musée de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
  Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy
  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  Musée des Beaux Arts, Liège, Belgium
  National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
  Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France
  Musée Estève, Bourges, France
  Musée Bertrand, Châteauroux, France
  Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
  Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France
1999    Estève, Monique-Prudhomme. Estève, catalogue raisonné des collages. Bourges, France: Editions du musée de Bourges, 1999
1995    Estève, Monique-Prudhomme. Estève, catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peinte. Neuchâtel, France: Editions Ides et Calendes, 1995
1987    Peyré, Yves and Jean Leymarie. Estève. Paris, France: Editions RMN, 1987
1961    Muller, Emile. Estève. Paris, France: Editions Hazan, 1961
1960    Elgar, Franck. Estève, drawings. Paris, France: Editions Galanis, 1960