Henri Cartier-Bresson

(französisch, 1908 - 2004)

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Valencia, 1952

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Born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France
1927 - 1928
Studied painting under Cubist painter and sculptor André Lhote at the Lhote Academy in Paris, France
Spent one year in the Ivory Coast, where he took his first photographs
Traveled throughout Europe with Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues and Leonor Fini
Studied Cinematography with Paul Strand, New York, USA
Discovered the Leica, his camera of choice thereafter
1936 - 1939
Worked as a production assistant for Jean Renoir in Paris, France
Captured by the Nazis while fighting in the French Army
Escaped from prison on his third attempt and subsequently joined an underground organization to assist prisoners and escapees
Began taking portraits of artists and writers for Editions Braun, including Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque and Camille Claudel
1944 - 1945
Joined a group of professional photographers in order to document the liberation of Paris
Finished Le Retour (The Return), a documentary film about returning captives and deportees


Motor City Muse: Detroit Photographs, Then and Now, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA
Light Sensitive, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, USA
The Decisive Momen, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada
Magnum Contacts, Magnum Photos Paris, Paris, France
Henri Cartier-Bresson - The Decisive Moment, Galerie Johannes Faber, Vienna, Austria
Henri Cartier-Bresson - Der Kompass im Auge: Amerika-Indien-Sowjetunion - KunstHaus Wien, Vienna, Austria
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Die Geometrie des Augenblicks - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Finland
Very Early Prints, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, USA
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, Eric Franck Fine Art, London, England
Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Musée de l'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Russia - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Die Europäer, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Early Prints, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, USA
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Early Works, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany (solo)
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Santa Catalina Castle, Cadiz, Spain
Henri Cartier-Bresson's Scrapbook: Photographs, 1932-46, International Center of Photography, New York, USA (solo)
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Di chi si tratta Forma, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy (solo)
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
2003 - 2005
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Retrospective, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, Rome, Italy
Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Stockholm Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Kahitsukan Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto, Japan


Scrapbook, Steidl, Germany
Portraits par Henri Cartier-Bresson, Thames & Hudson, France; (The portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson) Thames & Hudson, UK
De qui s'agit-il ?, Gallimard/Bibliothèque Nationale de France; (The Man, the Image and the World) Thames & Hudson, UK; (Di chi si tratta ?) Contrasto, Italy
Orsenna, Erik and Gerard Mace. Cartier-Bresson: Landscapes. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001
Cartier-Bresson. Cartier-Bresson: Towards another fire. Paris: Nautilus, 2000
Groumbursch, Ernst H. Cartier-Bresson: Portraits. London: Thames and Hudson, 1998
Fuentes, Carlos. Cartier-Bresson: Mexican Notebooks. London: Thames and Hudson, 1994
Feyder, Vera and Andre Pieryre de Mandi Argles. Cartier-Bresson: Paris. London: Thames and Hudson, 1994
Mora, Giles. Cartier-Bresson: America. New York: Bulfinch, 1991
Clair, Jean. Cartier-Bresson: The Europeans. London: Thames and Hudson, 1987
Statyajit, Ray and Yves Vwquad. Cartier-Bresson: In India. London: Thames and Hudson, 1987
Galossi, Peter. Cartier-Bresson: The Early Work. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1987
de Zoete Delpire, Béryl and Artaud Antonin. Les Danses à Bali. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952