Born: Feb 29, 1908 AD
Died: 2001 AD, at 92 years of age.

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.




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