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Born: 1908 AD
Died: 2001 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Painters

1908 – Born on the 29th of February in Paris, France.

1926 – Balthus visited Florence, copying frescos by Piero della Francesca.

1930-1932 – He lived in Morocco, was drafted into the Moroccan infantry in Kenitra and Fes.

1933 – He worked as a secretary, and sketched his painting La Caserne.

1933 – EStablished his first Paris studio at the Rue de Furstemberg and Cour de Rohan.

1934 – He held his first exhibition in Paris.

1935 – Designed the sets and costumes for Artaud’s adaptation for Percy Bysshe Shelley’s The Cenci.

1937 – Married Antoinette de Watteville, who was from an old and influential aristocratic family from Bern.

1942 – Balthus moved to Bern.

1946 – Balthus returned to France.

1948 – Designed the sets and costumes for his play L’Etat de Siège.

1950 – He designed for the production of the Mozart opera Così fan tutte in Aix-en-Provence.

1953 – Balthus also designed the sets and costumes for Ugo Betti’s Delitto all’isola delle capre.

1956 – He designed the costume and design set for The Museum of Modern Art.

1959-1960 – Balthus also designed the sets and costumes for barrault’s adaptation of Julius Caesar.

1977 – He moved to Rossinière, Switzerland.

2001 – Balthus died on 18th of February.