Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet was a French painter and sculptor. With his primative and childlike style, Dubuffet rejected traditional aesthetics to explore what he believed a more direct and authentic approach to artmaking.
Dubuffet studied in the Academie, but after six months he left to study independently. He admired the work of children and the mentally ill, and collected and promoted art by mental patients, prisoners, and children outside aesthetic norms.
His collection of ART BRUT is in the museum Art Brut in Lausanne Switzerland. In 1962, the Museum of Modern Art in New York had first retrospective of his work.
Post-War Dutch, Paol & Co. Fine Art, Maastricht
Die aufregende Kunst des 20. Jahrhundderts, Neue Nationalgerlie, Berlin
Classics, Sara Hilden Museum, Tampere2005Accrochage, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York City, NY
Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art from 1880 to the Present, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo200220 years Galerie Steinek, Vienna (group)
Face the face, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (group)
Lithografien aus 1991, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo)
Lithografien 1950-1960, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo)
Venice Biennale, French Pavillon Venice, Italy
Collagen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo)
Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
Retrospective, Tate Gallery London, England
Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Holland
Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
Retrospective. The Art Institute of Chicago
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France.
Retrospective. Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Retrospective. Cercle Volney
Pierre Matisse Gallery. New York, NY
René Drouin gallery Paris, France (First solo exhibition)