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Frantisek Kupka    (Czech, 1871-1957)




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Biography
1871 Born in Opocno, Bohemia
1889 - 1892 Studied historical and religious painting, Prague Art Academy, Prague, Czech Republic
1892 Studied at the The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria
1900 Awarded a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, France
1903 Awarded a gold medal at the International Exhibition, St. Louis, MO
1906 Became a member of the Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
1908 Recipient, Légion d'Honneur, France
1931 Co-founded the group Abstraction-Création with Hans Arp, Jean Hélion, Auguste Herbin, Georges Valmier and Georges Vantongerloo
1957 Died in Puteaux, France

Exhibitions
2003 Venus and Cain: Prehistoric Figures 1830 - 1930, Musée d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
The Origins of Abstraction 1800 - 1914, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
2002 Towards New Times: Kupka's Graphic Works 1892 - 1912, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Paris, France
1999 Fauvism or 'Trial by Fire': The Eruption of Modernity in Europe, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1989 Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
1981 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1977 Historical Aspects of Constructivism and Concrete Art, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1976 Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
1975 Frantisek Kupka, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (retrospective)
1967 Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
1958 Frantisek Kupka, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France (retrospective)
1955 Documenta I, Kassel, Germany
1936 Cubism & Abstract Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1913 Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France
1910 - 1913 Salon d'Automne, Paris, France
1899 Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
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