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François FIEDLER

François Fiedler was born in Kassa (Hungary) in 1921. 

He introduced himself at a very young age to academic portraiture by copying old masters. After studying at university, he enrolled in the Académie des Beaux-Arts of Budapest. He was 25 years old when he settled in Paris (1946). It was during this period, immediately following the war, that his work evolved towards abstraction. He painted in a gestural manner and in “coulages.” Almost immediately, personal expositions of his work were organized. He also participated in collective expositions such as the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles and the Salon de Mai. 

Joan Miro, who discovered one of his works in a gallery, introduced Fiedler to Aimé Maeght. Close to Braque and Calder, he became, following the example of Tapies, Ubac and Tal-Coat, part of the circle of artists around this famous gallery director. From then on, Aimé Maeght assured him a large number of expositions.

From 1959 to 1974, no fewer than four editions of the review “Derrière le Miroir” were devoted to him. Outside of painting, which remained his principal means of expression, Fiedler would experiment over the course of many years with engraving ressources, putting into work new techniques that gave the engraving density, a relief that provided a certain "dramatic" intensity. The magic created by this engraving alchemy combined with an extremely rigorous esthetic approach encouraged in Fiedler a questioning of the test, the jumping point for a reflection on the unique and the multiple, on the notion of identity, fundamental in his work. 

Throughout his diverse periods, Fiedler has always played the rarefaction of the sign. The artist has illustrated many pieces (Saint Jean de la Croix, Héraclite, Claude Ollier). Fiedler worked for more than two years on the creation of 35 engravings for the illustration of l'Evangile of Saint Matthieu, but the publication of this piece was compromised by the death of Aimé Maeght (1981). François Fiedler remains a well-recognized artist in the art world, but less recognized by the general public, despite the importance of his work. 


WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

•Guggenheim Museum – New York, USA

•Musée d’Art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, France

•FNAC -Paris, France

•Maeght Foundation - St. Paul, France

•National Library Canberra, - Australia

•National Gallery, - Budapest, Hungary

•Cabinet Cantonale des Estampes - Vevey, Switzerland

•Bibliothéque Cantonale et Universitaires - Lausanne, Switzerland

 

INDIVIDUAL  EXHIBITIONS

2012

Francois Fiedler Kalman Maklary Fine Arts

 2009

„Fiedler Ferenc” BumBum Gallery, Budapest (Hungary)

2004

• „Retrospective Institut Hongrois de Paris

2001

• Museum Modern Kunst, Passau (Germany)

2000 

Fiedler, „Bram van Velde” - Art Paris, stand Galérie Maeght, Paris

„Retrospective” Chateau des Bouillants, Dammarie-lés-Lys, Paris

1999

• „Florilége” Bibliothéque Cantonale et Universitaire Dorigny, Lausanne (Switzerland)  

1997

• „Divertimento” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1996

„Fiedler” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1995

• „Fiedler” Galerie 48, Saarbruck (Germany)

„Fiedler” Galerie Nothelfer, Berlin (Germany)

„Fiedler” Galérie Maeght, Barcelone (Spain)

• „Gravures” Musée Jenish, Cabinet des estampes, Vevey (Switzerland)  

„A chacun sa montagne” Musée des Beaux-Arts, Chambéry (France)

„Livres á gravures”, Bibliothéque Cantonale et Universitaire, Lausanne (Switzerland)  

„Livres orné de gravures” Bibliothéque Cantonale et Universitaire, Lausanne (Switzerland)  

• „Livres illustrés Bibliothéque Cantonale et Universitaire, Lausanne (Switzerland)  

1994

„Peintures et monotypes” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1993

Oeuvres gravées” Artotheque de Nantes, Nantes (France)

1991

„Du fond des áges” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1990

„Peintures et gravures récentes” Galérie Maeght, Paris

• Le Fonds National d’Art Contemprain, FNAC, Paris

• Centre Cultural Contemporani de Pelaries, Palma de Mallorca, (Spain)

1989

• „Peintures 1956-1966” Palace Matignon, Paris

• „Peintures 1965-1975” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1983

„Fiedler” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1982

„Céramiques” Galerie Eva Cohen, Highland Park, USA

1981

• „L’Evangile selon Saint Matthieu” Galerie Maeght, Paris

1974

• „Peintures” Galérie Maeght, Paris

„Gravures” Galérie Maeght, Paris

• Centre International de Milan, (Italy)

• Festival d’ Asolo, (Italy)

1973

„Eau-fortes” Galérie de l’Abbaye, Paris

• „Lithographies” Galérie Maeght, Paris

• „Héraclite – Fragments sur le devenir universel” Galerie Maeght, Paris

Retrospective” Galerie Maeght, Zürich (Switzerland)  

„Héraclite” Bruxelles, (Belgium)

1970

• „Gravures” Galerie Ostentor, Dortmund, (Germany)

1968

„St. Jean de la Croix” Galerie Monika Beck

1967

• „Peintures, 1966-1967” Galerie Maeght, Paris

1966

• Cabinet des Estampes de la Bibliotéque Nationale, Paris

1962

„St. Jean de la Croix – Les Cantiques spirituels” Galerie Maeght, Paris

1961

„Peintures” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1959

„Peintures” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1955

• „Peintures” Galérie Haut Pavé, Paris

1948-49

• „Réalités Nouvelles” Galérie Haut Pavé, Paris  

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Francois Fiedler

Francois Fiedler

Title: Untitled

Year: 1961

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 195 x 114 cm

Műfaj: abstract expressionism