Jean Hélion

JEAN HÉLION

1904 Couterne, France – 1987 Paris
Began to paint self-taught, 1923. Participated at the "Salon des Indépendants", Paris 1928. Co-founder of the group "Abstraction-Création", Paris 1931. First solo show Galerie Pierre, Paris 1932; John Becker Gallery, New York 1933. Settled in USA, 1936. Exhibited in Paris and USA; Retrospective at the Peggy Guggenheim's Gallery "Art of This Century", New York 1943. Returned to Paris, 1946.

Recommended literature: Henry-Claude Cousseau, "Helion", Paris 1992, Catalogue of the Retrospective Exhibition "Jean Hélion", Centre Pompidou, Paris 2004/05.

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