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Jean Dubuffet

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.

Selected Exhibitions

2008 Post-War Dutch, Paol & Co. Fine Art, Maastricht

2007 Die aufregende Kunst des 20. Jahrhundderts, Neue Nationalgerlie, Berlin

2006 Classics, Sara Hilden Museum, Tampere2005Accrochage, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York City, NY

2004 Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art from 1880 to the Present, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo200220 years Galerie Steinek, Vienna (group)

2000 Face the face, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (group)

1991 Lithografien aus 1991, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo)

1987 Lithografien 1950-1960, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo)

1984 Venice Biennale, French Pavillon Venice, Italy

1983 Collagen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Steinek, Vienna (solo)

1966 – 1967 Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY

1966 Retrospective, Tate Gallery London, England

1966 Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Holland

1964 Palazzo Grassi, Venice

1962 Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY Retrospective. The Art Institute of Chicago

1960 – 1961 Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France.

1957 Retrospective. Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen

1954 Retrospective. Cercle Volney

1947 Pierre Matisse Gallery. New York, NY

1944 René Drouin gallery Paris, France (First solo exhibition)