Modest Cuixart i Tapies, Spanish (1925 - 2001)

Modest Cuixart

1925 Modest Cuixart Tàpies was born in Barcelona on November 2.
1941-1942 First paintings and drawings
1944 Started studying medicine , leaving after two years to devote himself entirely to painting.

Magazine Cover 1948 Dau al Set with Joan Brossa , Joan Pontius , Antoni Tàpies , Joan Arnau Puig and Josep Tharrats . Meet Juan Eduardo Cirlot , who joins that group from a position mythical rebellious and edgy arid stirred postwar art scene in Spanish . (See video Continuarà TVE program " Dau al Set and spirit Anti - System")

1951-1952 Travel across different European countries. Seasons in Paris and Lyon , city to mark the change from the magic of the Dau al Set the material informalism .

1953 Marries Goday Mariona who have three children ( Marc , Judith and Naomi) .
1956 Deepens contact Lyon cutting edge environment . Exhibits at the Gallery René Drouin in Paris.
1957 Barcelona presents in his "constructions heteroplásticas " ( Garden Gallery ) .

Receives 1958 Torres García . Stay in Paris where he first exponde individually (Galerie René Drouin ) . Visit to Picasso . Invited to the XXIX Venice Biennale . Appears Cirlot devotes monograph . It opens a period of great national and international exhibition activity .

1959 Get the most international recognition to obtain the First International Prize for Painting at the V Biennial of Sao Paulo , where finalists are as Francis Bacon and Alberto Burri , and abstract painting Prix de Lausanne . Participate in exhibitions such as Documenta in Kassel , " Treize peintres espagnols " at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris ...

1960-1961 selected remains avant-garde art exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in Nova York , the Tate Gallery in London and at the exhibition " L' objet " at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, also at the MOMA in Washington and galleries Japan and the Middle East.

1963 causes a great impact with the tragic "Children without name" ( sinister compositions broken wrists ) , exposed in the gallery René Metras , fully three-dimensional pieces that other based on the manipulation of objects . Exhibition at the Guggenheim and headquarters of Unesco. Collective " Le dessin " in Paris together with Appel , Ernst , Fautrier , Giacometti , Rauschenberg , Tobey , Miró , Picasso ... Start your facet of collaboration with the performing arts.

1964 Exhibition tribute to Bertolt Brecht ( René Gallery Metras ) . Solo exhibition at the Bonino Gallery , Nova York.
1965-66 Signs of return to figuration from a cycle - magical erotic style .
Original Drawings 1969 Group exhibition in " La Rambla Llibreria " Tarragona .

1970 Set to Palafrugell with Victória , mother of his son John born in 1980 . Meet the writer Josep Pla . Stage caracteritzada effusive creativity with a figure that fluctuates between the lyricism , the baroque and some sinister tone that extends to late 80s .

1972 Exhibition at the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Madrid.
1975 Guest of honor at the XIII Biennial of Sao Paulo . Retrospective exhibition at the Dau al set gallery Dau al Set .
Invited to the Fair 1976 International Art Basel . retrospective

1945-1975 Dau al Set Gallery .
1981 Exhibition at the UNESCO Palace in Paris .
1983 Receives the Creu de Sant Jordi from the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Clau d' Or de la Ciutat de Barcelona .

Receive 1984 King Juan Carlos I the " Commendation of the Order of Isabel the Catholic ." Exhibition at the National Art Museuo Mexico and the Center for the Fine Arts , Miami .

Ceramic Exhibition 1986 at the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art.
1988 Retrospective in Osaka and Tokyo , Japan.

1991 Retrospective Exhibition ( 1941-1991 ) at the Palau Robert in Barcelona sponsored by the Generalitat de Catalunya . Start a stage marked by introspection pictorial in nature from abstraction.

1993 traveling exhibition " Cuixart . Recent Work " organized by the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya .
1995 Retrospective at the Centro Cultural de la Villa de Madrid on the occasion of its 70th anniversary .

1998 participates in several events and exhibitions comemorativas the 50th anniversary of Dau al Set (Centre d' Art Santa Monica de la Generalitat de Catalunya i Museu d ' Contemporary Art of Barcelona MACBA ) . Creating Cuixart Foundation based in Palafrugell.

2000 Award of the "Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts" of the Ministry of Culture. Exhibition at the Museum Rigaud Perpignan.
Monograph - retrospective exhibition " Cuixart , Mythology of nature" -Can Mataró Museum Palauet , Royal Gate Cultural Center Foundation Caja de Granada in Granada and Almería .

2001 Retrospective exhibition at the Museo Camon Aznar - Ibercaja , Zaragoza . Exhibition " Cuixart , enigmatic landscapes " Torre Vella Cultural Centre , Salou -Tarragona .

2002 Exhibition " Joan Pontius Cuixart " Ceret . Exhibition " Cuixart , Geometries " at the Museu del Suro and Municipal Theater of Palafrugell. Modest Opening Cuixart Plaça de Palafrugell. Workshop Opening Cuixart NCB Cuixart Foundation headquarters in Barcelona.

2003 Exhibition " Cuixart Ara " Verdaguer Sala -Generalitat de Catalunya - Barcelona. M.A.C.U.F Retrospective Exhibition , La Coruna . Exhibition Gallery Canals , Sant Cugat del Vallès . Chamber of Owned Exhibition in Barcelona.

2007 Last exposure Vilacasas Foundation " Cuixart , the designation of the form" . He died at age 81 , the morning of November 1 in Palamos.

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