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Constantin Brancusi    (Romanian, 1876-1957)




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Biography
1876 Born February 19th in Hobitza, Romania
1894 - 1898 Studied art at the Scoala de Meserii in Craiova
1898 - 1902 Attended the Scoala Natzionala de Art Frumoase in Bucharest
1905 Enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France
1913 Five of Brancusi’s sculptures included in the Armory Show in New York
1914 Represented by Alfred Stieglitz’s gallery “291” in New York
1926 Exhibited solo shows in Wildenstein and the Brummer Gallery in New York
1928 U.S. court determines “Bird in Space” a work of art and exempt from taxing by U.S. Customs
1935 Commissioned by the maharajah Jaswant Rao Holkar II of Indore to build a Temple of Deliverance in the ground of his palace in India
1938 Inauguration of the Tirgu-Jiu Complex in Romania – Brancusi’s only completed monumental complex
1957 Died March 6th in Paris, France

Exhibitions
2006 Sept. 1 - Nov. 12, "Constantin Brancusi Photographer", National Museum of Art in Bucharest
2004 Jan. 29 - May 23, "Constantin Brancusi, The Essence of Things", Tate Modern, London
2004 June 11 - Sept. 19, "Constantin Bracnusi, The Essence of Things". Solomon R. Gugghenheim Museum
1995 April 14 - Aug. 21, "Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1914 March 12 - April 1, "Constantin Brancusi", Little Galleries of Photo-Secession, NY
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