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André Masson    (French, 1896-1987)

 André Masson - Femme servante de table (663) (Sculptures) h: 25.7 x w: 17.2 x d: 24.9 in / h: 65.3 x w: 43.7 x d: 63.2 cm
André Masson
Femme servante de table (663) 1942

1896 Born: in Balagne, France
1904 Moved to Brussels, Belgium where he attended the academy of fine arts
1912 Admitted to the Paul Baudoin studio at the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1917 Severely injured and spent months in an army hospital during the war
1922 Returned to Paris, where his art was influenced by André Derrain and Cubism
1924 Met André Breton and joined the Surrealist Movement
1925 Took part in the first surrealist exhibition at the Pierre gallery
1929 Broke with Breton and the Surrealist group
1934 Fascist riots in Paris. Moved to Tossa de Mar, Spain
1942 Fled to the USA before the Nazi occupation of France, settled in New Preston, CT
1945 Returned to France
1966 Produced a ceiling painting for the Parisian Théatre Odéon, Paris, France
1987 Died: in Paris, France

2012 Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris, France (solo)
2009 André Masson: Retrospektive, Die Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)
Picasso et ses amis, Galerie für Kunst von Picasso-Conzen, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany
2007 André Masson: Sur-Reality, Trigg Ison Fine Art, West Hollywood, CA (solo)
André Masson 'Grenzüberschreitung, Hachmeister Galerie, Münster, Germany (solo)
2002 André Masson Inside/Outside Surrealism: Works from the Gotlieb Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston, MA (solo)
1996 André Masson in America: (1941-5), Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
André Masson, Galerie Guy Baertschi, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
André Masson Work of the Forties, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
1995 André Masson, The Mayor Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1993 Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris, France (solo)
1989 Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris, France (solo)
1987 Retrospective, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1984 Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris, France (solo)
1976 Retrospective, MOMA, New York, NY (solo)
Retrospective of drawings, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
1973 Recent paintings, Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, France
1973 Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris, France (solo)
1970 Galleria Schwarz, Milan, Italy (solo)
1968 Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, France
1967 Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
1965 Rétrospective, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France (solo)
1964 Retrospective, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1963 Galerie Gerard Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland
1962 Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK (solo)
1960 Svensk-Franska Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
International Surrealist Exhibition, New York, NY
1959 Retrospective, Galleria Bussola, Turin, Italy (solo)
1958 Retrospective: engravings, L'Albertina, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Saidenberg Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
"Retrospective", Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK (solo)
Edgardo Acosto Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
1956 Galerie Lucien Blanc, Aix-en-Provence, France
1955 Retrospective, Leicester Galleries, London, UK (solo)
1954 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (won Grand Prix National for Painting)
1950 André Masson and Alberto Giacometti, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
1949 Terre Erotique, Place Vendome, Paris, France (closed by the police)
1948 Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, France
1946 Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (solo)
1942 First Papers of Surrealism, Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, New York, NY
1940 International Surrealist Exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico
1938 Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme, Paris, France
1936 International Surrealist Exhibition, London, UK
1934 Galerie Simon, Paris, France
1930 Gallery of Living Art, New York, NY
1926 Galerie Surréaliste, Paris, France
1925 Galerie Pierre, Paris, France
1924 Galerie Simon, Paris, France (solo)
Selected Public Collections:
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Venice, Italy
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel
Musée Cantini, Marseilles, France
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid, Spain

2008 Clark V. Poling, Andre Masson and the surrealist self, New Haven, 2008
2006 Maurizio Vanni, André Masson, La ricerca dell'oltre, Text in ital., dt. U. engl., Modena, Galleria Modenarte 2006
2005 André Masson (1896 - 1987): les grands livres illustrés, ou le monde merveilleux de l'oeuvre gravé en couleur, Ausst. Kat. Cannes, 2005
2004 André Masson - Eine Mythologie der Natur, Ausst. Kat. Museum Würth, Künzelsau, 2004
2003 André Masson: Bilder aus dem Labyrinth der Seele, Ausst. Kat. Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, 2003
1998 André Masson: Rebell des Surrealismus, Ausst. Kat. Ludwig-Museum Koblenz, 1998
1994 Lawrence Saphire/Patrick Cramer, André Masson: The illustrated books, catalogue raisonné, Genève 1994
1988 Roger Passeron, André Masson, General catalogue of the sculptures, Torino 1988
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