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Gaston Lachaise

(American/French, 1882–1935)

draped standing figure by gaston lachaise

Gaston Lachaise

Draped Standing Figure, 1931–1932

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Biography

Timeline

1882
Born: in Paris, France
1898 - 1904
Studied sculpture at L'Académie Nationale des Beaux-Arts under Gabriel Jules Thomas, Paris, France
1904 - 1905
Designed Art Nouveau decorative objects for René Lalique
1906
Immigrated to the United States
1912
Assisted the sculptor Paul Manship, New York, NY
1917
Became a U.S. citizen
1921
Commissioned Frieze for American Telephone and Telegraph Building, New York, NY
1922
Joins C.W. Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY
1931
Executed reliefs from RCA (now GE) building in Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
1934
Executed reliefs for International Building executed in cement, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

Exhibitions

2007 - 2008
Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
2007
Gaston Lachaise 1882–1935, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (solo)
Gaston Lachaise (1882–1935), Veletržní Palác, Narodni Galerie, National Gallery); Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
2004
Great Parade: The Artist as Clown, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Il Nudo fra Ideale e Realtà, Museo d’arte moderna, Bologna, Italy
2003
Refashioning the Figure: Gaston Lachaise and Elevation, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (solo)
2002
Gaston Lachaise Sculpture: Woman, Goddess, and Idol, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2001
The Celebration of Woman in the Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA (solo)
1985 - 1986
Portrait Sculpture by Gaston Lachaise, The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C (solo)
1984
Gaston Lachaise Sculpture and Drawings, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (solo)
1980
Special exhibition of works by Lachaise from the permanent collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1974 - 1975
Retrospective exhibition: Herbert F Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY;The Frederick S. Wight Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)

Literature

1935
Gaston Lachaise: Retrospective Exhibition. New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, 1935 (catalogue)