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Jean Helion

Do I talk rubbish, or is it finally the truth?

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Jean Hélion was born in 1904 in Couterne, France. He decides to dedicate himself entirely to painting around 1925. Before arriving in Paris, he was studying chemistry. In Paris, he works in an architectural office. He paints his first works in 1922, exhibits in Montmartre, at the Salon des ‘Croutes’, two years later. Jean Hélion, at the beginning of the . . .

6 work(s) available / 1 "Ladies of my street" work(s)

Les passants
The hatter
Man with umbrella...
The lovers
Untitled (Couple)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
*« Hélion », H.-C. Cousseau, Ed. du Regard, Paris, 1992 *« Jean Hélion », C. R. en cours de réalisation : All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • « Hélion ou la force des choses », La Connaissance, Bruxelles, 1975
  • « Jean Hélion », H.-C. Cousseau, Ed. Regard, Paris, 1992
  • « Peintures et dessins », MAM de la ville de Paris, 1984
  • « Mémoire de la chambre jaune », J. Bichier, Ed. ENSBA, 1999
  • « A perte de vue, choses revues », coll. Empreintes, Ed. IMEC, Paris, 2000
  • « Hélion, la figure tombée », S. Lecoq-Ramond, Ed. Adam Biro, 2000
  • « Jean Hélion », H.-C. Cousseau & D. Ottinger, Centre Pompidou, 2004
  • « Hélion », Philippe Dagen, Ed. Fernand Hazan, 2004
  • « Hélion », Hervé Bize, Ed. Cercle d'art, 2004
  • « Jean Hélion », D. Ottinger, Paul Holberton Publishing, 2005
To read from the artist :
  • « Journal d'un peintre », Ed. Parole Et Silence, 1992
  • « Ecrits », ENSBA & IMEC, Paris, 1994 & 2004
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Art movements

  • + SOCIAL REALISM / 1920-1950 / André Fougeron, Otto Griebel, Amédée de la Patellière, etc.
  • + ABSTRACTION-CREATION / 1931-1938 / Etienne Béothy, Frantisek Kupka, Piet Mondrian, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Georges Vantongerloo, etc.
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