Born in 1918 in Sathonay-Camp (France), JEAN DEGOTTEX moved to Paris in 1933 where he died in 1988.
His work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions in museums and institutions such as the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels, 1961), the Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne, Germany, 1965), the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (1970), the Centre Pompidou (Paris, 1981) and the Hong Kong Arts Center (1996).
His work was also shown in many group shows such as the Solomon Guggenheim Museum (New York, 1953), the Documenta (II) (Kassel, Germany, 1959), the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, USA, 1959), the 32nd Venice Biennale (1964), the 8th Bienal São Paulo (1965), the National Gallery (Washington, 1968), the Grand Palais (Paris, 1972, 1985), the Musée d’art Moderne de Paris (1977, 1998), the Centre Pompidou (1977, 1998), the Museum of the 20th Century (Vienna, 1982), the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires, 1987), the Museum of Fine Arts (Bucarest, 1988), the Ludwig Museum (Cologne, 2000), the Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery (2005), the Musée Rath (Geneva, Switzerland, 2011), the Centre Pompidou-Metz (Metz, France, 2014), the Stefan Gierowski Foundation (Varsovia, Poland, 2019), the Pushkin Museum (Moscow, 2019).
His works are present in prestigious collections in France: Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Centre Pompidou (Paris), Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris), Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Paris), MAC VAL (Vitry-sur-Seine), Musée Cantini (Marseille), Musées d’arts de Nantes, Grenoble, Toulon; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest, Dijon and various FRAC (Bretagne, Normandie, Occitanie Montpellier, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur); and in the world: Royal Museums of Fine Arts (Brussels), Fondation Gandur pour l’Art (Geneva), Museum of Modern Art (Vienna), Museum Abteiberg (Mönchengladbach, Germany), The Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis), Nakanoshima Museum of Art (Osaka, Japan), Ōhara Museum of Art (Kurashiki, Japan), among others.
Degottex won the Kandinsky Prize in 1951 and was awarded the Grand National Prize of Painting (Grand Prix National de la Peinture) in 1981.
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