Robert Delaunay  (French, 1885-1941) 

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Robert Delaunay Biography
1885   Born in Paris, France
1902   After secondary education, he apprenticed in a studio for theater sets in Belleville
1903   Started painting and was exhibiting by 1904
1904 - 1906   Work was shown at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Indépendants
1905 - 1907   Befriended Henri Rousseau and Jean Metzinger and studied the color theories of Michel-Eugène Chevreul
1907 - 1908   Served in the military in Laon, and upon returning to Paris had contact with the Cubists
1912   First solo show at the Galerie Barbazanges, Paris
1918   Designed decor for the Ballets Russes
1914 - 1920   Lived in Spain and Portugal and became friends with Sergei Diaghilev, Leonide Massine, Diego Rivera, and Igor Stravinsky
1941   Died in Montpellier, France
Selected Exhibitions
200 - 2001   Oct. 20 - Feb. 21, "Sonia and Robert Delaunay" , Picasso Museum. Madrid
1999   Sept. 10 - Nov. 21, "Robert Delaunay. Sonia Delaunay - Works from the Centre Pompidou", Hamburg Kunsthalle
  Museum of Modern Art, New York
  Guggenheim, New York

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