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Jean Fautrier    (French, 1898-1964)

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1898 Born
1917 Called up for the French Army, but because of his poor health he was soon transferred to the auxiliary corps
1922 Moved to Paris and started to produce engravings and etchings
1928 Met André Malraux, who asked him to illustrate a text of his choice. He settled on Dante's Inferno, producing 34 lithographs
1930 Produced a number of paintings in sombre tones of female models
1943 Arrested and briefly imprisoned by the Germans in January
1945 Bought an old château in the outskirts of Paris in which he remained until his death
1956 After the Soviet crackdown in Hungary, Fautrier painted a number of works entitled Head of Partisan in homage to the tragic courage of its victims
1964 Died

2004 - 2005 Jean Fautrier, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland (solo)
2002 Jean Fautrier - 1898-1964, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, USA (solo)
2001 JEAN FAUTRIER - Akte - 36 Zeichnungen und eine Skulptur, Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1999 Jean Fautrier - 1898-1964 - Das graphische Werk, Galerie Orangerie-Reinz, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1998 - 1999 Jean Fautrier, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
1997 Jean Fautrier, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France (solo)
1990 Jean Fautrier, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (solo)
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