Pierre Soulages

French, born 1919

4,047 followers

Pierre Soulages

French, born 1919

4,047 followers

After moving to Paris in 1946, Pierre Soulages began using walnut stain to make gestural abstract …

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After moving to Paris in 1946, Pierre Soulages began using walnut stain to make gestural abstract paintings on paper and, by the 1950s, had begun using oil on canvas. Along with Hans Hartung, Georges Mathieu, Serge Poliakoff, and Jean-Paul Riopelle, Soulages is considered one of the major figures of post-war European …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$11m, Christie's, 2018
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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