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Lhote, Andre

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Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1962 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Painters

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1885 - Born in Bordeaux on the 5th of July.

1898 - He enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux.

1904 - Studied decorative sculpture.

1905 - He began to paint in his spare time and he left home, moving into his own studio to devote himself to painting.

1910 - He was influenced by Gaugin and Cézanne, and held his first one-man exhibition at the Galerie Druet, 4 years after he had moved to Paris.

1912 - Lhote shifted towards Cubism and joined the Section d'Or group, exhibiting at the Salon de la Section d'Or.

1917 - He became one of the group of Cubists supported by Léonce Rosenberg.

1918 - He co-founded Nouvelle Revue Française, the art journal to which he contributed articles on art theory.

1920 - Lhote taught at the Académie Notre-Dame des Champs and later at other Paris art schools.

1922 - His own school which he founded in Montparnasse.

1950 - Lhote lectured extensively in France and abroad, including Belgium, England, Italy and also in Egypt and Brazil.

1955 - His work was awarded with the Grand Prix National de Peinture, and the UNESCO commission for sculpture appointed Lhote president of the International Association of Painters, Engravers and Sculptors.

1962 - Died in Paris on the 25th of January.


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