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Exhibitions

Special exhibitions

1932 -Galerie Pierre, Paris

1933 -John Becker Gallery, New-York

1936 -Galerie des Cahiers d ’Art, Paris (Feb-March)

          -Valentine Gallery, New York (April)

          -Putzel Gallery, Hollywood (October)

1937 -Putzel Gallery, Hollywood (February)

          -Valentine Gallery, New-York (November)

          -San Francisco Museum of Art

1937-38 -Valentine Gallery, New-York (December-January)

1938 -Arts Club of Chicago (February)

          -Galerie Pierre, Paris (July)

          -Grand Rapids Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

1939 -The White Gallery, Washington (November)

          -Lynchburg Art Club, Virginia (Nov-Dec)

1940 -Galerie Georgette Passedoit, New-York

1942 -The Virginia Museul of Modern Art, Richmond

1943 -Arts Club of Chicago (January)

          -Art of this Century, New-York Feb-Mar)

          -San Francisco Museum of Art (June-July)

          -Stendhal Art Gallery, Los Angeles (August)

1944 -Paul Rosenberg Gallery, New-York (recent paintings)

          -Hollins College, Virginia

1945 -Museum of Fine Arts, Baltimore (January)

          -Caresse Crosby Gallery, Washington (January)

          -Paul Rosenberg Gallery, New-York (recent paintings-March)

          -Galerie Paul Rosenberg, New-York (gouaches & watercolors 1935-45-nov)

1946 -San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1947 -Renou and Colle Gallery (Recent works – May)

1951 -The Hanover Gallery, London (Paintings 1947-51)

         -Sala degli specchi, Venice (Aug-Sept)

         -Galleria del Millione, Milan (September-October)

         -Feigl Gallery, New-York (October)

1953 -Chez Mayo, Paris

1956 – Cahiers d’Art Gallery, Paris

1958 – Cahiers d’Art Gallery, Paris

1961 – Cahiers d’Art Gallery, Paris

1962 -Galerie Louis Carré, Paris (Paintings from 1929-1939)

1964 -Gallery of Modern Art, New-York

1965 -The Leicester Galleries (Paintings from 1929 to 1965)

1966 -Galerie du Dragon (Paintings from 1937 to 1966)

1967 -Willard Gallery, New-York (Paintings from 1929 to 1939- March / April)

           -Galerie du Dragon, Paris (At street level-Le Triptyque du Dragon)

          -Galerie Arcanes, Brussels (Works from 1951 to 1967)

1968 -Galleria Il Fante di Spade, Rome (Works from 1936 to 1967)

1969 -Galleria Eunomia, Milan (Works from 1936 to 1967-March)

          -Galerie Verrières, Lyon (Works from 1926 to 1969- June / July)

1970-71 -Roving exhibition organized by the National Center of Contemporary Art (CNAC) in 16 cities.

          -Grand Palais, Paris: Hélion, 100 paintings 1928-1970 (11 Dec. / 1 ​​Feb.)

1971-Galerie Weiller, Paris (Paintings of 1928 and 1929- January / February)

        -Gallery Henriette Gomès (Paintings from 1952 to 1962- January / March)

1972-Galerie René Andrieu, Toulouse (Recent paintings-February)

1973 – Galerie Saint-Germain, Paris (Recent works)

1974 – Galerie Jean Chauvelin (Watercolors 1930-1939- March)

         -Musée Tavet, Pontoise

1975 – House of Culture and Leisure, Saint-Etienne (The Bigeonnette market – April / May)

          -Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris (Fifty years of painting 1925-1975)

1976 – Spencer Samuel Gallery, New-York

1977 – Sainte-Croix Abbey Museum, Les Sables d’Olonne (Recent drawings)

         – Galerie du Center, Paris (Things seen)

          -Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris (Markets)

1978 – Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris (Drawings and designs)

          – Ingres Museum, Montauban (The figurative work from 1928 to 1978)

             – Thomas Borgman Gallery, Cologne

             – Michael Hasenclever Gallery, Munich

            – Athens Gallery, Athens

            – National Pinacoteca, Athens (Traveling exhibition organized by the CNAM Georges Pompidou, drawings 1939-1978)

          -Museum of Art and Industry, Saint-Etienne, paintings and drawings (sept / oct.)

          -Museum of Modern Art, Strasbourg (retrospective)

1980 – Poll Gallery, Berlin (Paintings & drawings 1929-1980-February / March)

           – Karl Flinker Gallery, Paris, Hélion The 50s- (May / June)

           – Palace of Fine Arts, Beijing (September), Museum of Fine Arts, Shanghai (October)

           – Museum of Fine Arts, Nanchang (November): Retrospective organized by the Georges Pompidou center and the French Association of Artistic Action.

           -Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes: traveling exhibition of the MNAM, drawings 1930-1978

1981 – Museum of Fine Arts, Caen (February): Around the Market Triptych

         – Galleria Il Fonte d’Abisso, Modena Abstraction and figuration 1929-1949

         – Robert Miller Gallery, New-York, Hélion Paintings and Drawings 1939-1960

          – Karl Flinker Gallery, Paris: FIAC

        – Bronda Gallery, Helsinki

1982 – State Museum, Luxembourg

1983 -Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris Hélion recent works

1984 -Galerie Karl Flinker, Hélion paintings from the 40s (May / June)

            -Vezelay, Gothic hall of the town hall (August / October): works from the Zervos bequest

-Galerie Poll, Berlin Jean Hélion, from abstraction to figuration, 1933-1983)

-Stâdische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Jean Hélion, abstraction and everyday mythology, paintings, drawings and gouaches 1925-1983 (28 August/21 October)

-Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Hélion, paintings and drawings 1925-1983 (15 November/6 January)                                                                                                               

1985 – Calouste Gulbelkian Foundation, Lisbon (February)

          -Centre culturel Jacques Brel,Thionville :Jean Hélion, Les marchés

          -Rachel Adler Gallery, New-York, From abstraction to figuration,1934-1948 (27 April/1 June)

          -Centre culturel Nicolas Pomel, Issoire, Jean Hélion, recent works (July/August)

          -Galerie Patrice Trigano, Hélion les années 60 (14 Dec/8 Feb)

1986 – Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, Venice, Paintings and pastels (March/April)

          -Galerie Michael Hasenclever, Munich, Jean Hélion paintings and drawings

           -Galerie Berggruen & Cie, Paris, Jean Hélion, watercolours, drawings, prints

1987 -Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Paris, Paintings (21 May/25 July)

-Kunstmuseum,Aarhus (Denmark), Jean Hélion, retrospective of paintings and drawings 1929-1983 (5 September/25 October)

-Albermale Gallery,London, Hélion, paintings since 1960, works on paper since 1930 (10 September/10 October)

1988 -Art of this Century, Paris (February)

         -Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, May 1968 (May/June)

           -Galerie Nationale, East Berlin (June/July)

          -Campredon Art et Culture, L’Isle- sur- la- Sorgue (July/October)

1989 -Rachel Adler Gallery, New-York, Abstract Designs (February/March)

1990 -IVAM, Centro Julio Gonzalez, Retrospective (April/May)

          -Galeria de Arte Moderna, Valencia, Paintings and drawings

          -Tate Gallery, Liverpool (August/October)

-Château de Quintin, FRAC Bretagne exhibition, Autour du Triptyque du Dragon (15 March/15 May)

-Musée National d’art moderne, Paris, dation, paintings and drawings (September/October)

– Rachel Adler Gallery, New-York (October/November)

1992– Galerie Marwan Hoss, Paris, Hélion and the Crossing of Abstraction:

           Room 1: Abstractions, 49 works on paper 1929-1939.

           Room 2: Two friends around Jean Hélion: Julio Gonzalez and Joaquin Torres-Garcia: 20 works on paper 1929-1939 (3 June/17 July and 1-30 September)

           -Centro de exposociones y congresso,Zaragossa :Jean Hélion y la travesia de la abstraccion (27 October/27 November) ; Sala Amos Salvador, Logrono (5/27 December)

           -Centre d’Arts plastiques, Royan: Hélion. De la géométrie aux mythes (5 June/27 September)

1993 -Galerie du théâtre, Cherbourg. Jean Hélion, Two triptychs (18 March/2 May)

1994 -Galerie Pierre Brullé, Paris : Jean Hélion, Quartier libre (7 June/27 July)

          -Centre d’Art Contemporain, Istres : Jean Hélion (15 September/12 Nov.)

           -Linda Hyman Gallery, New-York : Hélion 20 équilibres 1932-1939

1995 -Musée des Beaux-Arts, Orléans, Jean Hélion. Works on deposit from the Musée d’Art Moderne from the Hélion dation to the French State and the Fonds national d’Art contemporain

         -Maison de l’Art et de la communication, Sallaumines : ” Hélion,Quartier libre ” (14 April/2 June)

         – Galerie Gérald Piltzer, Paris: “Tableaux de la succession” (28 Sept/22 Nov)

         – Musée d’Unterlinden, Colmar :Hélion, la figure tombée (3 June/3 Sept.)

          – Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne (14 Oc/7 Jan)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

1996 – Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New-York :Jean Hélion paintings (April 2 /27)

1996-97 – Abbaye aux Dames, Caen. “Jean Hélion. A perte de vue” (13 Dec / 15 Feb 1997)

          -Galerie Gérald Piltzer, Paris, Exhibition organized by the IMEC. On this occasion, publication of Jean Hélion’s book: “A perte de vue” followed by “Choses vues” (5 November /6 December 1997)

1998– The Mayor Gallery, London : Jean Hélion 1904-1987 (1 June/4 September)   

1999– Musée des Jacobins, Morlaix : Jean Hélion, la saga aux homards (3 April/31 May). Musée de la Cohue, Vannes (5 June/10 October)

1999-Galerie Quintessens, Utrecht, retrospective (10 April/ 3 July)

2000 -Halle du Quai Antoine1er, Monaco : Hélion, ou l’invention de l’autre (4 March/ 24 April)

  2001 -Galerie Marwan Hoss, Paris. Jean Hélion, works from 1929 to 1958 (26 April/13 July)

2002 -Galerie Ileana Bouboulis: “Jean Hélion. Charles Lapicque”.

2003 -Musée des Beaux-Arts, Gaillac. Jean Hélion

2004 -Pompidou Centre, National Museum of Modern Art, Paris: Jean Hélion, le réel et le songe (8 December 2004/6 March 2005)

           -Galerie Bertrand Trocmez, Clermont-Ferrand, Jean Hélion, paintings and works on paper (12 November/30 November)

2005 -Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris :Jean Hélion, works from 1945 to 1983 (January 12/March 12)

           -Galerie Marwan Hoss, Jean Hélion, works on paper from 1933 to 1946 (19 January/26 February)

         -Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Jean Hélion (17 March/ 19 June)

         -National Academy Museum, New-York, Jean Hélion (14 July/9 October)

2006 -Connaught Brown Gallery, London, Jean Hélion (30 Nov/22 Dec)

2011– Galerie de la Présidence, Paris , Jean Hélion de l’Abstraction à la Figuration 1929 à 1946 (5 mai/18 juin)

2017 -Galerie Malingue, Paris, Hélion, 1940s (18 Oct/16 Dec)

2018-Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris. Hélion, retrospective of 50 paintings and drawings (20 Sept/10 Nov)

2022-Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris. Jean Hélion, from 1955 to 1966 ” my job is to think with my eyes“(9 February to 16 April 2022)