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 Michaux, Henri (1899 - 1984)

Untitled, 1955

Pastel on paper;
50 x 32.3 cm
School of Paris

UID 102-377


Belgian by birth but of French nationality, Michaux worked in the fields of painting, design and poetry. He studied at the Jesuit school in Brussels (1911-14) and, in 1919, began a medicine course which he soon gave up. In 1922, he began writing and, in 1924, he went to Paris where he was fascinated by the works of Klee, Ernst and De Chirico presented in a Surrealist exhibition. In the following year, he began to concentrate on painting and, between 1927 and 1937, he travelled to various countries which had a strong influence on his later work. In 1937, he had his first one-man show at the Librairie-Galerie de la Pléiade and, during the Second World War published various books which he also illustrated. In 1959 and 1964, he took part in Documenta 2 and 3, in Kassel. After 1967, he introduced more colour in his works through the use of acrylic paint and, during the 70s, his style remained essentially spontaneous and abstract. Michaux's drawing and painting was close to Surrealism. Nonetheless, his compositions in the 50s were greatly influenced by Tachisme.


Henri Michaux
Galerie Fred Jahn, Germany
01-01-1987 ~ 31-12-1987

Contemporâneos de Arpad Szenes e Vieira da Silva na Collecção Berardo
Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva, Portugal
06-03-2002 ~ 16-06-2002

Desenho de Escritores
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
01-09-2008 ~ 01-11-2008

Paradise Motel
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
13-11-2010 ~ 26-12-2011


Contemporâneos de Arpad Szenes e Vieira da Silva na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva
ISBN 9728467192

Henri Michaux, 1987
Published by Galerie Fred Jahn

Sotheby's, Contemporary Art Part II, London, Thursday, 30th June 1994, lot. 108, 1994
Published by Sotheby´s

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