Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French (1900 - 1969)

Serge Poliakoff
French painter of Russian birth. He arrived in Paris in 1923 and attended several of the Académies Libres. He moved to London in 1935 and attended the Slade School of Fine Arts. His deep interest in painting techniques led him to examine Egyptian sarcophagi in the British Museum; their superimposition of colours, together with the example of Paul Cézanne and that of the Italian primitives in the Louvre, proved of great importance to him on his return to France. Among 20th-century painters he admired the purity and construction of space in the work of Juan Gris and the spirit of Paul Klee’s art.

1900 Born in Moscow

1933 Académie Frochot Paris

1935 - 1937 Slade School of Art London, England

1947 Kandinsky Award

1956 Lissone Award

1965 Tokyo Biennal, International Award

1966 Menton Biennal, Grand Prize

1969 Died in Paris

Selected Exhibitions

1974 Retrospective, Fabre Museum Montpellier, France

1971 - 1972 Exposition Poliakoff, Tel-Aviv Museum Tel-Aviv, Israël

1969 Retrospective, Despiau-Wlerick Museum Mont-de-Marsan, France

1969 Galleria del Naviglio Venice, Italy

1968 Retrospective, Maison de la Culture de Caen Caen, France

1966 Retrospective, Saint-Gall Museum

1963 Retrospective, Whitechapel Art Gallery London, England

1962 Biennale de Venise, Venice, Italy

1961 Efteraars-Udstilligen, Palais Charlottenborg Copenhagen, Danemark

1958 International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Carnegie Institute Pittsburgh, PA

1958 50 ans d'Art Moderne, Brussels, Belgium

1946 Centre des Recherches Paris, France

1945 Salon de Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France

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