FRANÇOISE GILOT

Born

192126 November, Neuilly-sur-seine, France

Education

1938Bachelor of Arts, (Philosophy),
University of Paris, France
1939Degree in English Literature,
Cambridge University, British Institute, Paris
1939-42Studied Law and Literature,
University of Paris, France
1941-42Studio of Endre Rozsda, Paris
1943-45Academy Julian, Paris (prof. Jean Souverbie)
L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris (prof. Jean Souverbie)

Honors

2009Officier de la Legion d’Honneur, Presidence de la Republique, France
1996Officier de l'ordre National du Merite, Presidence de la Republique, France
1995Member of the National Acadamy of Design, New York
1990Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, Ministere de la Culture, France
1988Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, Ministere de la Culture, France
1982Doctorate of Fine Arts, Honoris Causa, Hofstra University, New York
1978Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, Ministere de la Culture, France
Self-Portrait, 1941
Pencil on Paper,
20 x 19 in. (50.5 x 48 cm.)
Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Museum Exhibitions

2012MayPhilip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville,Pennsylvania
AprilFrançoise Gilot Gallery at The Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, Newnan, Georgia
2011NovemberKunstsammlungen Chemnitz Museum, Chemnitz, Germany
SeptemberLaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia
JuneOceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California
2010JuneGalerija-Muzej, Lendava, Slovenia
AprilKasama Nichido Museum of Art, Kasama Japan
AprilPecsi Kisgaleria, Pecs, Hungary
MarchChanel Nexus Hall, Tokyo, Japan
2009NovemberMusee National de L’Orangerie, Paris, France
2006OctoberFrançoise Gilot Gallery at The Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, Newnan, Georgia
2005JanuaryThe Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, Newnan, Georgia
2004AprilChapelle de La Salamandre, Nimes, France
2003SeptemberKunstsammlungen Chemnitz Museum, Chemnitz, Germany
2001 SeptemberPhilip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
2000 SeptemberMcMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
1997 MayPhilip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
1996JanuaryMuskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
1995 MarchPhilip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
1994 SeptemberMuskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
JanuarySeverin Wunderman Museum, Irvine, California
1993JanuaryMuskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
1992OctoberMuseum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, California
1990JuneTennessee Museum of Fine Arts, Memphis, Tennessee
1989JuneRiverside Museum of Art, Riverside, California
MayMonterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
FebruaryUlrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas
1988SeptemberEl Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
1987SeptemberMusee Picasso, Antibes, France
AprilMusee du Palais des Papes, Avignon, France
1982JulyOklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma
AprilPalm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
1981MayChattanooga Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee
1977MarchMuseum of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1973DecemberFort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Texas
NovemberGrand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
1972OctoberMidland Center for the Arts, Michigan
1971OctoberMuskegon Art Museum, Muskegon, Michigan
1970SeptemberJacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, Florida
JuneSouthampton Museum of Art, New York

University And Cultural Exhibitions

2008 OctoberSalk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California
2007OctoberNew York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York
2004JanuaryCultural Center of th French Embassy, New York
1996 MarchCultural Center of the French Embassy, New York
MarchFlorida Atlantic University, Schmidt Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
1995SeptemberUniversity of Michigan, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1994MarchNew York University, La Maison Francaise, New York
1992FebruaryCalifornia State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, California
1989JuneUniversity of Pennsylvania, Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1988FebruaryHofstra University Museum, New York
1984MarchCalifornia State University at Fresno, Fresno, California
1982MarchUniversity of Southern California, Idyllwild Campus, California
1980NovemberColumbia University, New York
1979OctoberLoyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
1974JanuaryUniversity of San Diego, San Diego, California

Museum Collections

Still Life with Open Wings, 1946
Oil on board,
28 x 36 in. ( 73 x 92 cm.)
Collection: Musee Picasso, Antibes
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, Massachusetts
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris
Musee Picasso, Antibes, France
Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
National Acadamy of Design, New York
Musee de Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Women's Museum, Washington, D.C.
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
   (complete collection of original prints)
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, Florida
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
Wichita State University Museum, Wichita, Kansas
Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Museum of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California
Scripps College, Claremont, California
Numerous U.S. Foreign Embassies

Books Authored

2011Françoise Gilot – Works 1984 – 2010 , (with Aurelia Engel), ArtAcatos Sarl, Vaumarcus, Switzerland
2004Dans L’Arene avec Picasso, (with Annie Maillis), Editions Indigene, Montpellier, France
2000Françoise Gilot Monograph 1940-2000, (with Mel Yoakum, Ph.D.), Acatos, Lausanne
1996Picasso et la Mediterranee retrouvee, (with Maurice Frechuret), Gregoire Gardette Editions, France
1990Matisse & Picasso, A Friendship in Art, Doubleday, New  York
1987An Artist's Journey, The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York
1983Interface: The Painter and the Mask, The Press at California State University, Fresno, California
1976The Fugitive Eye (poems and drawings), Aeolian Press, San Diego, California
1975Le Regard et son Masque, Calmann-Levy, Paris, France
1975Paloma Sphynx (A fable with drawings), Paris, France
1972Sur la Pierre (poems and lithographs), Montcalm Gallery, Michigan
1964Life With Picasso, (with Carlton Lake), McGraw-Hill, New York

Important Exhibition Catalogues

2012Françoise Gilot, Paris – Vallauris, 1943 – 1953, The Gagosian Gallery, New York
Essays: John Richardson, Françoise Gilot, Charles Stuckey and Michael Cory
2011Françoise Gilot, at 90, Drawings 1941 – 2010, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany
Edited: Ingrid Mössinger, Director, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
           and Kerstin Drechsel
Essay: Anna-Marie Bonnet
Interview: Peter Iden
2007Françoise Gilot, Compositions, 2002 – 2005, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, New York
Forward: Graham Nickson
Essays: Françoise Gilot and Louise Tolliver Deutschman (exhibition curator)
2006Françoise Gilot, Portraits From a Life, The Elkon Gallery Inc., New York
Essay: Françoise Gilot
2005Above, Below and Beyond, The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, Newnan, Georgia
Forward: Donald W. Nixon, Coordinator of Fine Arts
Essay: Françoise Gilot and Mel Yoakum, Ph.D., Director, The F. Gilot Archives
2003Françoise Gilot Painting – Malerei, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany
Edited: Ingrid Mössinger, Director, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz and Beate L. Ritter
Essays: Françoise Gilot
            Evelyn Weiss, former Assistant Director, Museum Lugwig, Germany
Interview: Wilfried Wiegand, Cultural Correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Notes and Biography: Mel Yoakum, Ph.D., Director, The F. Gilot Archives
Cover of the catalog Monotypes, published by Berggruen & Cie, Paris.
2003Wanderings and Wonderings of the Imagination
Vanier Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
Essay: Mel Yoakum, Ph.D., Curator, F. Gilot Archives
2001Françoise Gilot: 1940-1950, Philip and Muriel Berman
Museum of Art as Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Forward: Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director, Philip and Muriel
            Berman Museum of Art
Essay: Mel Yoakum, Ph.D., Curator, F. Gilot Archives
2000Françoise Gilot, Galerie Larock-Granoff, Paris
Essay: James Lord
1998Françoise Gilot, The Early Years: 1940-1955, The Elkon
Gallery, Inc., New York
Preface: Dina Vierny
            (translated by Jan Hokenson, Ph.D.)
Text: Françoise Gilot
1998Françoise Gilot, Fall Galerie, Paris
Preface: Françoise Gilot
Essay: Andre Verdet
1997For Ever and a Day: Floating Paintings and Monotypes by
Françoise Gilot
, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum
of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Preface: Lisa Tremper Barnes, Director, Philip and Muriel
            Berman Museum of Art
Forward: Françoise Gilot
Essay: Mel Yoakum, Ph.D., Curator, F. Gilot Archives
1995Stone Echoes: Original Prints by Françoise Gilot, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Preface: Lisa Tremper Barnes, Director,
            Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art
Foreword: Jacques Mourlot, Director, Mourlot Atelier, Paris
Text: Mel Yoakum, Ph.D., Curator, F. Gilot Archives
1993The Gods of Greece, Doubleday, New York
Preface: Françoise Gilot
Text: Arianna Huffington
1990Françoise Gilot: Monotypes, Berggruen, Paris, France
Preface: Helene Ahrweiler, Georges Pompidou National Centre, Paris
            Judith Solodkin, Solo Press, New York
1987An Artist's Journey, The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York
Preface: Daniele Giraudy, Director, Musee Picasso, Antibes, France
Interview: Barbara Haskell, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Text: Françoise Gilot
1986Anamorphosis, Editions des Femmes, Paris, France
Preface: Antoinette Fouque
Essay: Françoise Gilot
1979Françoise Gilot: A Retrospective 1943-1978, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
Text: Susan Barnes Robinson, Ph.D.

Books Illustrated

1993Alther, Lisa, Birdman and the Dancer
1983Colette, Break of Day, serigraphs by F. Gilot
1953Prevert, I., Vignette pour les Vignerons
1952Miguel, Andre, Infus Amour, with original lithographs by F. Gilot
1951Verdet, Andre, Pages d'Amour, with original lithographs by F. Gilot
1951Eluard, Paul, Pouvoir Tout Dire, with an original lithograph by F. Gilot

Directorships

1972-1977Art Director, Virginia Woolf Quarterly, San Diego, California
1976-1983 Chairperson, Department of Fine Arts, University of Southern California, The Isomata Program, Idyllwild, California