Avigdor Arikha
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Born in Romania in 1929

Died in Paris in 2010


Education 

1946-1948    Studied at The Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, Jerusalem
1949    Studied at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris 
  
Selected Solo Exhibitions 
 
1952    Paintings and Drawings, Zeira Gallery, Tel Aviv
1953    Paintings, Drawings, Illusrations, Artists’ House, Jerusalem
   Paintings, Drawings, Woodcuts, The Bezalel National Museum, Jerusalem
1954    Paintings and Drawings, Galerie Moderne, Stockholm
   Paintings, Drawings, Book Illusrations, Athenaeum Kunsthandel, Copenhagen
1955    Paintings and Drawings, Galerie Furstenberg, Paris
1956    Paintings and Drawings, Matthiesen Gallery, London
1957    Paintings, Galerie Furstenberg, Paris
1959    Paintings, Gouaches, Drawings, Matthiesen Gallery, London
1960    Paintings, Gouaches, Watercolours, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1961    Paintings, Gouaches, Watercolours, Drawings, Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris
1966    Paintings 1963-66 and Drawings 1947-66, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1967    Drawings 1965-66, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
1970    Drawings 1965-70, Centre National d’Art Contemporian, Paris
1972    Paintings and Drawings, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv 
   Drawings 1965-72, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; 
            Marlborough Gallery, New York
1973    Drawings 1965-72, Everson Museum, Syracuse, N.Y; Fort Worth Art Center Museum, 
            Fort Worth, Texas 
            Paintings 1957-65 and 1968, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1974     Drawings and Prints, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas 
            Drawings and Prints, Marlborough Fine Art, London
1974-1979    Travelling Exhibition of Prints, Centre National d’Art Moderne-Centre Pompidou, Paris 
1975    Prints, Cabinet des Estampes, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris 
           Paintings and Watercolours, Marlborough Gallery, New York 
1976    Samuel Beckett by Avigdor Arikha: Drawings, Prints and Illustrations, 
           Victoria and Albert Museum, London                                                         
1977    Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, Marlborough Gallery, Zurich Prints, 
           Galerie Amstutz, Zurich
1978    Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings, Marlborough Fine Art, London
1979    Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas 
           22 Paintings 1974-79, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington 
           Paintings and Watercolours, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, 
           Marlborough Stand, Paris
1980    Prints and Drawings, Galerie Berggruen, Paris 
           Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, Marlborough Gallery, New York
1981    Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon
1982    Paintings and Drawings, Marlborough Fine Art, London
1983    Paintings, Pastels and Drawings, Marlborough Gallery, New York 
           Drawings, Marlborough Gallery, New York
1984    Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York
1985    Prints, Tel Aviv University Gallery, Tel Aviv 
           Paintings, Pastels and Drawings, Marlborough Fine Art, London
1986    Paintings and Drawings, L. A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California
1987    Paintings, Pastels and Drawings, Marlborough Fine Art, Tokyo 
           Paintings, Pastels and Drawings, Marlborough Gallery, New York 
1990    Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Marlborough Fine Art, London
1992    Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Marlborough Gallery, New York
1994    Works 1992-93, and Prints, Marlborough Fine Art, London 
           Drawings, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996    Recent Paintings and Drawings, Marlborough Gallery, New York 
           Selected Prints 1966-95, Marlborough Graphics, New York 
           Homage to Avigdor Arikha: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv 
1998    Sixty Five Drawings 1965-1997, Marlborough Gallery, New York 
           Arikha, Marlborough Fine Art, London
1999    Selected Paintings 1953-1997, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem 
           Avigdor Arikha: Drawings, Tel Aviv Museum of Art 
           Selected Paintings 1953-1997, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh 
           Paris sur le Vif: Drawings, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille 
           Paintings, Pastels and Drawings 1999-2000, Marlborough Fine Art, London 
           Paintings, Pastels and Drawings 1969-1999, Marlborough Gallery, Madrid
2002    Recent Works: Oils, Pastels and Drawings, Marlborough Gallery, New York
2011    The Hunger in the Eye, Gordon Gallery, Tal Aviv 
  
Selected Group Exhibitions 
 
1954 "10th Triennale", Milan
1959 "1st Biennale", Paris
1962 "Biennale (Israeli Pavilion)", Venice
1964-1966 "Art Israel", Circulating Exhibition in U.S.A. and Canada, Museum of Modern Art, New  York                                    
1967 "Biennale (Israeli Pavilion)", Sao Paulo
1975-1976 "European Painting in the 70s", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
1976  "Nouvelle Subjectivite", Festival d’Automne, Paris
1977  "Acquisitions 1971-76", Musee National d’Art Moderne-Centre   Pompidou, Paris 
"New Acquisitions", National Portrait Gallery, London
1978  "L’Estampe Aujourd’hui, Cabinet des Estampes", Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris 
"L’Art Moderne dans les Musees de Province", Grand Palais, Paris
1979  "Ceuvres Contemporaines des Collections Nationales", Musee National d’Art 
Moderne-Centre Pompidou, Paris 
"La Famille des Portraits", Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
1980  "Artists of Israel 1920-1980", Jewish Museum, New York
1981  "The M. and D. Blankfort Collection", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles 
"La lithographie en France des Origines a nos Jours", Fondation des Arts Graphiques, Paris 
"Arte cme arte…", Biennale (International Pavilion), Venice 
"Paris 1960-1980", Museum des Xxten Jahrhundrets,Vienna
1982  "Raphael et l’Art Français", Grand Palais, Paris
1983  "Drawings 1974-1984", The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D. C. 
"Master Drawings 1928-1984", Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas 
"A Circle Portraits and Self-portraits By Arikha, Auerbach, Kitaj, Freud", Marlborough  Graphics, London 
"Masters of Contemporary Figuration", Marlborough Fine Art, Tokyo 
"Master Drawings 1879-1984", Janie C. Lee Gallery, New York 
1985  "Representation Abroad", The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington 
"Vom Zeichen",: Kassel, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna
1987  "Peindre dans la lumiere de la Mediterranee", Israel Museum 
"Jerusalem", Musee Cantini, Marseille 
"Ink Drawings", Janie C. Lee Gallery, New York
1988  "Master Drawings 1877-1987", Janie C. Lee Gallery, New York
1991  "Master Drawings 1520-1990", Janie C. Lee Gallery and Kate Ganz, New York 
"Arikha, Auerbach, Bacon, Kitaj", Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Marlborough  stand, Paris 
1993  "Copier Créer", Musee du Louvre, Paris 
"Arikha, Auerbach, Kitaj", Galeria Marlborough, Madrid 
"The Portrait Now", National Portrait Gallery, London 
1994  "Peintures, Dessins, Sculptures", Galerie Huguette Beres, Paris 
"Figures de l’Art d’Aujourd’hui", Galerie Marwan Hoss, Paris 
1995  "Identita e Alterita", Biennale, Palazzo Grassi, Venice 
1997  "Made in France", Musee National d’Art Moderne-Centre Pompidou, Paris 

Prizes and Awards 

1954       Gold Medal, Triennale, Milan
1978       Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, Paris
              Grand Prix des Arts de la Ville de Paris, Paris
1989       Prix des Arts des Lettres et des Sciences, Fondation du aisme francais, Paris
1995       Honorary Professor, National Academy of Fine Arts of China, Hangchow
1997       Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

  
Selected Publications

Beckett, Samuel, Richard Channin, Andre Fermigier, and Robert Hughes. Arikha. London: Thames and Hudson,1985.

Jacomet, Daniel . Avigdor Arikha: Boyhood Drawings Made in Deportation. Paris: Alix de Rothschild, 1971.

Thomson, Duncan . Arikha. London: Phaidon, 1994.
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