André Masson

- Selected Works
- Biography

André Masson was a French painter and graphic artist associated with Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.

André Masson born on January 4th, 1896 in Balagny, France. He was severely wounded in WWI, and joined the Surrealist movement in 1924, becoming the leading practitioner of automatism. He lived in Spain (1934–36) and later the U.S. (1941–45), where he became an important link between Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. He died in 1987.

- Exhibitions
  • 2016

    André Masson - l'antre des métamorphoses - Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris

  • 2013

    André Masson. Painting, drawing, sculpture - Galeria Marc Domènech, Barcelona
    Andre Masson - Eclectisme - Galerie Jean-Francois Cazeau, Paris

  • 2012

    Femmes - Die Galerie - Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
    André Masson - The Mythology Of Desire: Masterworks From 1925 To 1945 - Blain|Di Donna, New York City, NY

  • 2010

    Un nomade à Paris, André Masson - Musée du Montparnasse, Paris
    André Masson - Musée du Montparnasse, Paris

  • 2009

    André Masson - Retrospektive - Die Galerie - Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main

  • 2008

    ANDRÉ MASSON - Galería Joan Gaspar, Barcelona

  • 2007

    André Masson and ancient Greece - Museum of Contemporary Art - Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Hora, Andros
    Breaking Boundaries - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster

  • 2006

    Les Grands Livres Illustrés - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster

  • 2005

    André Masson, Les grands livres illustrés, ou le monde merveilleux de l’œuvre gravé en couleur - Centre d’art la Malmaison, Cannes

  • 2004

    André Masson - Eine Mythologie der Natur - Museum Würth, Künzelsau
    André Masson - (1896 - 1987) - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

  • 2003

    André Masson - Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
    Autour d'André Masson - Galerie Brimaud, Paris

  • 2002

    Le songe érotique - André Masson - Galerie Brimaud, Paris
    André Masson Inside/Outside Surrealism - Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
    André Masson: Inside Outside Surrealism - McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

  • 2001

    Au pays des hommes - André Masson - Galerie Brimaud, Paris

  • 2000

    Le théâtre comme nécessité - Galerie Brimaud, Paris

  • 1999

    Le paysan de Paris - Galerie Brimaud, Paris

  • 1998

    André Masson - Rebell des Surrealismus - Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz

  • 1996

    Andre Masson - Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva
    Masson - Massaker - Metamorphosen - Mythologien - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
    Andre Masson: peintures et oeuvres sur papier, 1919-1927 - Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

  • 1995

    The Solo Exhibition of André Masson’s Art Works - Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei

  • 1993

    André Masson - automatické kresby - Galerie Mladych, Brno
    André Masson - Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris

  • 1992

    André Masson en España. 1933-1943 - Sala Parpallo, Valencia
    Andre Masson en España 1933-1943 - Sala Amós Salvador, Logroño

  • 1989

    André Masson - Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris

  • 1987

    André Masson: line unleashed - a retrospective exhibition of drawings - Hayward Gallery, London

  • 1986

    Andre Masson - Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

  • 1985

    André Masson - Bilder und Zeichnungen 1923-1943 - Galerie Brusberg - Berlin, Berlin

  • 1984

    Andre Masson, 1925-1945 - Galerie Herstand & Company, New York City, NY
    André Masson - Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris

  • 1983

    Andre Masson: Instants - Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

  • 1981

    Andre Masson - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
    André Masson - Rétrospective 1918-1977 - Musée d'art moderne de Céret, Céret
    Andre Masson: 60 peintures et pastels - Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

  • 1976

    Retrospective at MOMA, New York then to Houston and Paris. First retrospective of drawings at Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Publication of the anthology Le rebelle du surrealisme

  • 1973

    Exhibition of recent paintings at Galerie Louise Leiris

  • 1970

    One-man show at Galleria Schwarz, Milan

  • 1968

    Exhibition at Galerie Louise Leiris

  • 1967

    Drawings at the Musee National d'Art Moderne

  • 1965

    Restrospective at Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris. Paints the ceiling of the Odeon (Theatre de France)

  • 1964

    Retrospective at Akademie der Kunst, Berlin

  • 1963

    Exhibition at Galerie Gerard Cramer, Geneva.

  • 1962

    One-man show at Marlborough Fine Art, London

  • 1960

    One-man show at Svensk-Franska Gallery, Stockholm. Included in International Surrealist Exhibition, New York

  • 1959

    Retrospective at Galleria Bussola, Turin

  • 1958

    Retrospective of engravings by L'Albertina, Vienna. One-man show at Saidenberg Gallery, New York. More than 30 works at Venice Biennale. Retrospective at Marlborough Fine Art, London. Exhibition at Edgardo Acosto Gallery, Beverly Hills

  • 1956

    Exhibition at Galerie Lucien Blanc. Publication of Metamorphose de l'artiste

  • 1955

    Retrospective at Leicester Galleries, London.

  • 1954

    Exhibits six works at Venice Biennale. Wins Grand Prix National for Painting

  • 1950

    Exhibition "Andre Masson and Alberto Giacometti" at Kunsthalle, Basel

  • 1949

    Exhibition "Terre Erotique" at Place Vendome is closed by the police

  • 1948

    Exhibition at Galerie Louise Leiris

  • 1946

    One-man exhibition at Palais des Beaux Arts

  • 1945

    Exhibitions at Whitney and Bucholz galleries.

  • 1930

    Exhibitions at Surindependents and Gallery of Living Art (New York)

  • 1925

    Work included in an exhibition at Galerie Pierre

  • 1924

    First one man show at Galerie Simon (owned by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler). Meets Andre Breton

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