biografia di René MAGRITTE (1898-1967)

Personal data


Birth : 11/21/1898 - Lessines, Belgium
Death : 08/15/1967 - Brussels, Belgium
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Belgium

Education

1916 – 1918 : Académie Royale des Beaux Arts – 114 Rue Du Midi – Brussels, Belgium

Professional data


Work and Life

1960:Visit to André Breton in Paris. Meeting with Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and Man Ray.
1940:Magritte and his wife move to the south of France in Carcassonne.
1929:In Cadaquès, Spain, the Magritte family stays at the Dali’s in the company of Paul and Gala Eluard. Magritte contributes to the final issue of the “Révolution Surréaliste”.
1928:Magritte’s father dies.
1927:René and Georgette move to Perreux-sur-Marne near Paris. They make friends with Miró, Eluard, Breton and Arp.
1922:Marries Georgette Berger.
1913:Meets his future wife, Georgette Berger.
1912:Suicide of his mother. The family leaves for Charleroi.

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting :

Movements and styles

Surrealism
Photosurrealism

Works

Ceci n'est pas une pomme
Date of creation : 1964
Medium : Oil/panel
Size : 142 x 100 cm
 
La voix du sang
Date of creation : 1961
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 90 x 110 cm
 
Les mémoires d'un saint
Date of creation : 1960
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 80 x 100 cm
 
La clef de verre
Date of creation : 1959
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
La chambre d'écoute
Date of creation : 1958
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 38 x 46 cm
 
Le 16 Septembre
Date of creation : 1955
Medium : Gouache
 
L'empire des lumières
Date of creation : 1954
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 146 x 114 cm
 
Le Viol
Date of creation : 1945
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 65 x 50 cm
 
Les Marches de l'été
Date of creation : 1938
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 73 x 60 cm
 
Le Modèle Rouge III
Date of creation : 1937
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 136 x 183 cm
 
La condition humaine
Date of creation : 1933
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 100 x 81 cm
 
Ceci n¿est pas une pipe
Date of creation : 1928
Medium : Oil/canvas
 
The False Mirror / Le Faux Miroir
Date of creation : 1928
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 54 x 81 cm
 
Man with a Newspaper / L'Homme au journal
Date of creation : 1928
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 116 x 813 cm
 
Querelle des universaux
Date of creation : 1928
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 54 x 73 cm
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2005

René Magritte et la Photographie
Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten – Brussels, Belgium
02/23/2005 – 05/15/2005

2003

Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume – Paris, France
02/10/2003 – 06/09/2003

2002

Hiroshima Museum of Art – Hiroshima, Japan
10/26/2002 – 12/08/2002

Nagoya City Art Museum – Nagoya, Japan
09/01/2002 – 10/20/2002

A Mysterious Realm
Tokyu Bunkamura Inc. – Shibuya, Japan
08/06/2002 – 08/25/2002

2000

SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
05/05/2000 – 09/05/2000

1999

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)
12/1999 – 03/2000

Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst – Humlebæk, Denmark
08/06/1999 – 11/28/1999

1998

Centenaire
Musées royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique / Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België – Brussels, Belgium
03/06/1998 – 06/28/1998

1967

Galerie Alexandre Iolas – Paris, France
1967

Retrospective
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Rotterdam, Netherlands
1967

1965

Retrospective
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
1965

1948

Galerie d’Art du Faubourg – Paris, France
1948

1927

Galerie le Centaure – Brussels, Belgium
1927

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Van de Weghe Fine Art – 521 West 23 Rd Street – New York NY, United States

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Timothy Baum – New York NY, United States

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galerie Brusberg Berlin – Kurfürstendamm 213 – Berlin, Germany

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Faggionato Fine Arts – 49 Albemarle Street – London, United Kingdom

Art Cologne, n° 37
Cologne, Germany
10/29/2003 – 11/02/2003
Represented by : Maxwell Davidson Gallery – 41 East 57th Street – New York NY, United States

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : Galerie Xavier Hufkens – 6-8 rue Saint-Georges – Brussels, Belgium

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Galerie Brusberg Berlin – Kurfürstendamm 213 – Berlin, Germany

Art Chicago 2003
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall – Chicago IL, United States
05/09/2003 – 05/12/2003
Represented by : James Goodman Gallery – 41 East 57th Street, Suite 802 – New York NY, United States

ArtBrussels – 21st Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/04/2003 – 04/08/2003
Represented by : Galerie Xavier Hufkens – 6-8 rue Saint-Georges – Brussels, Belgium

St’art – Foire d’art contemporain de Strasbourg, n°7
Parc des expositions du Wacken – Strasbourg, France
01/31/2003 – 02/03/2003
Represented by : La Louve – rue Saint Orban – L’Eglise, Belgium

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Faggionato Fine Arts – 49 Albemarle Street – London, United Kingdom

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galerie Xavier Hufkens – 6-8 rue Saint-Georges – Brussels, Belgium

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie Brusberg Berlin – Kurfürstendamm 213 – Berlin, Germany

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : Galerie Pascal Retelet – 838 route de La Colle – Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Van de Weghe Fine Art – 521 West 23 Rd Street – New York NY, United States

FIAC, n°28
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/10/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Galleria d’Arte Contini – San Marco 2765 – Venice VE, Italy

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Brusberg Berlin – Kurfürstendamm 213 – Berlin, Germany

Art Innsbruck, n° 5
Innsbruck, Austria
03/08/2001 – 03/11/2001
Represented by : Galerie Oberweger – Montjolastrasse 22 – Schruns, Austria

13th Annual Works on Paper
New York NY, United States
03/02/2001 – 03/04/2001
Represented by : Adam Baumgold Fine Art – 74 East 79th Street – New York NY, United States

Arte Fiera – Mostra Mercato d’Arte contemporanea
Quartiere Fieristico – Bologna BO, Italy
01/25/2001 – 01/29/2001
Represented by : Galleria Maggiore – Via d’Aglezio 15 – Bologna BO, Italy

Artpalmbeach – 4th Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
01/10/2001 – 01/15/2001
Represented by : James Goodman Gallery – 41 East 57th Street, Suite 802 – New York NY, United States

2000

FIAC, n°27
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/25/2000 – 10/30/2000
Represented by : GAM Galerie d’Art – Place du Casino 7 Galerie du Sporting – Monte Carlo, Monaco

International Artexpo New York
Jacob K Javits Convention Center – New York NY, United States
03/09/2000 – 03/13/2000
Represented by : La Spirale – Via Marradi 1 – Milan MI, Italy

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Levy – C Lopez de Hoyos, 38 – Madrid, Spain

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Galerie Isy Brachot – 35, rue Guénégaud – Paris, France


Group exhibitions

2004

D’Ensor à Magritte, dans les collections du musée de Gand
Musée Fleury – Lodève, France
11/20/2004 – 02/27/2005

2003

Exposition vente, André Breton, 42 rue Fontaine
Calmels Cohen – Drouot Richelieu – Paris, France
04/01/2003 – 04/18/2003

2002

Les Contrées du Silence
Musée Ingres – Montauban, France
2002

L’Herbier et le Nuage
MAC’s Grand-Hornu – Musée des Arts Contemporains – Hornu, Belgium
09/15/2002 – 01/05/2003

Surrealismus
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) – Düsseldorf, Germany
07/20/2002 – 11/24/2002

Tableaux Vivants
Kunsthalle Wien – Vienna, Austria
05/24/2002 – 08/25/2002

La Révolution Surréaliste
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
03/06/2002 – 06/24/2002

2001

Surrealism : Desire Unbound
Tate Modern – London, United Kingdom
09/20/2001 – 12/16/2001

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Catalogues raisonnés

1997

René Magritte : Catalogue Raisonné Volume 5
Publisher: The Menil Collection – 1515 Sul Ross – Houston TX, United States
Author: Sylvester David
1997

1995

René Magritte : Catalogue Raisonné Volume 4 : Gouaches, Temperas, Watercolours and Papiers Colles 1918-1967
Publisher: The Menil Collection – 1515 Sul Ross – Houston TX, United States
Author: Sylvester David
1995

1994

René Magritte : Catalogue Raisonné Volume 2 : Oil Paintings and Objects 1931-1948
Publisher: The Menil Collection – 1515 Sul Ross – Houston TX, United States
Author: Whitfield Sarah
1994

René Magritte : Catalogue Raisonné Volume 3 : Oil Paintings, Objects, and Bronzes 1949-1967
Publisher: The Menil Collection – 1515 Sul Ross – Houston TX, United States
Author: Whitfield Sarah
1994

1992

René Magritte : Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1 : Oil Paintings, 1916-1930
Publisher: The Menil Collection – 1515 Sul Ross – Houston TX, United States
Author: Sylvester David
1992


Monographies

1982

René Magritte. Signes et images
Author: Torczyner Harry
1982


Periodicals

2003

FRIMBOIS Jean-Pierre – Magritte selon Abadie
in: Art Actuel n° 24 p. 8
Paris, France
01/2003-02/2003

2001

HOPKINS David – Surrealism 2001
in: Art Monthly n° 251 p. 1
London, United Kingdom
11/2001

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