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Jacint Salvadó


Jacint Salvadó
Jacint Salvadó was born in Mont Roig (Tarragona) in 1892. In 1907 he moves to Barcelona and studies at the prestigious La Llotja School. After travelling all over Spain and after a visit to Paris in 1913 and after the end of the 1st World War, he settles in Marseille where his vocation as an artist is defined and joins the School of Fine Arts.
In Paris, by the beginning of the 20s, he meets André Derain with whom he will work, and later on Picasso who will immortalize him in his famous harlequin portraits.
Jacint Salvadó begins the decade of the 20s with his first important shows, exhibiting in avant-garde galleries and salons such as Des Tuilleries, Automne or Des Indépendents. In the 30s, he will be interested in abstraction. In this decade, critics such as Georges Charensol o Waldemar Georges praise his work. With the arrival of the Republic, will move back to Spain, but the beginning of the civil war makes him return to France.
In the 40s, Jacint Salvadó settles in Switzerland contacting the Bauhaus group and befriending Max Bill, Herbin or Arp. After the Nazi occupation, he goes back to France and settles in Le Castellet, a mall village near Marseille. Keeping in touch with Paris, he exhibits at the Salon des Realités Nouvelles from 1948 to 1956.
After the death of his wife Anita in 1953, Jacint Savadó goes through a deep personal and artistic crisis. By the end of this decade, he meets Marcelle Rezzonico, who would become his wife and would help him to overcome these moments. He resumes his exhibiting activity and does the glass-windows of the La Forcaz Church at the Haute-Savoie. He joins the Informalism movement due toa need of freedom.
This freedom allowed by informalism will be the path that would lead Jaint Salvadó to the 70s, his most fruitful and personal period, with a strong geometrical abstraction with powerful colors. These will be years full of exhibitions and recognition from the art critique. He exhibits in galleries such as Simone Heller in Paris or Juana Mordó in Madrid.
In 1983 he dies at Le Castellet.
The latest works of Jacint Salvado are the culmination of a life of investigation and renovation.

Jacint Salvadó CV

Selected solo exhibitions

2015
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
Cervantes Institute, Paris.
Muro Gallery, Valencia
2012
Muro Gallery, Valencia.
2011
Sala Dalmau, Barcelona (with sculptures by Pablo Bruera)
Muro Gallery, Valencia.
2008
Muro Gallery, Valencia.
2005
Modern Art Museum, Tarragona.
2003
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
2002
Retrospective at the Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid.
Muro Gallery, Valencia.
2001
Muro Gallery, Valencia.
2000
Hommage at the Mont-roig del Camp City Council (Tarragona).
1999
Pia Almoina de Barcelona, organized by the Generalitat de Catalunya.
1998
Muro Gallery, Valencia.
1995
Italia Gallery, Alicante.
ARCO’95, Italia Gallery, Alicante.
1994
Restrospectiva, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
1992
Michael Rasche Gallery, Freiburg, Germany.
1983
S. Francisco Gallery, Lisbon.
1982
Heyraud-Bresson Gallery, Paris.
Pierre Bayle Cultural Center, Besancon.
Sala Goya Gallery, Zaragoza.
1981-82
Juana Mordó Gallery, Madrid.
1979
Raph Gallery, Paris.
1978
Carmen Martinez Gallery, Paris.
Raph Gallery , París.
Valle Orti Gallery, Valencia.
1977
Maison des Jeunes et la Culture, Les Hauts de Belleville, Paris.
Simone Heller Gallery, Paris.
Joan de Serrallonga Gallery, Barcelona.
Raph Gallery, Paris.
1976
Juana Mordó Gallery, Madrid.
1975
Italia Gallery, Alicante.
1974
Simone Heller Gallery, Paris.
1973
Juana Mordó Gallery, Madrid.
1972
Simone Heller Gallery, Paris.
1971
Simone Heller, Gallery Paris.
1968
Chateauvallon, Toulon.
1961
Saint-Luc, Gallery París.
Makes a stainglass  and clay work for the church of the Forclaze, at  Haut-Savoie, France (architect Maurice Novarina).
1960
Saint-Honoré Gallery, Paris.
1956
Simone Heller Gallery , Paris.
1948
La Gentilhommière Gallery, Paris.
1944
Eaux-Vives Gallery, Zurich.
1936
Worms-Billiet Gallery, Paris.
1931
Worms-Billiet Gallery, Paris.
1929
Bing Gallery, Paris.
1927
Bing Gallery, Paris.
1921
Dalmau Galleries, Barcelona.

 

Selected group exhibitions

2013
Visiones constructivas, Sala Dalmau, Barcelona.
2011
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
2009
Art Madrid 2009, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Madrid.
2008
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
2007
Guillermo de Osma Gallery, Madrid.
2006
Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
2004
25 anys de galeria, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
2002
Españoles en París, Las Vanguardias, Caja de Granada, Provicial Museum of Jaén
1996
Escuela de París, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
1994
Escuela de París, Sala Dalmau Gallery, Barcelona.
1991
Selección de artistas S.XX,  Sala Díaz & Arnau Gallery, Madrid.
1987
Peintres Espagnols de París, Petits Maîtres, Grandes ArtistesActis Casa Belle Gallery, Paris.
1985
Art Construit, Espace Belleville, Paris.
1983
Les Tendances de l’Art Abstrait Contemporain, St. Nazaire.
1982
FIAC, Paris.
Art Catalan Contemporain, Bordeaux.
Salon Realites Nouvelles, Paris.
Tendances de la Peinture Abstrait Contemporain, Centre Culturel de la Villedieu , St. Quentin en Yvelines.
1981-82
Art Catalan Contemporain,  Pierre Boyle Cultural Center, Besançon.
1980
Vennisseiux Gallery, Lyon.
1978
Italia Gallery, Alicante.
FIAC 1978, Paris.
1976
30 Peintres espagnols,  Suillerot Gallery , Paris.
1968
Le Navire Gallery, Villefranche sur Mer.
1962
Dublin, Ireland.
1959-60
Salon Comparaison, París.
1957
Menton Biennale.
1953
Salon d’Art Abstrait de Aix-en-Provence.
1948-56
Salon des Realités Nouvelles, París.
1945
Berne Museum, Berne.
1936
Salon des Artistes Espagnols, Jeu-de-Paume, Paris.
1926-60
Salon des Independants, Paris.
1925-27
Salon d’Automme, Paris.
Bing Gallery, Paris.
1924-27
Salon des Tuileries, Paris.

 

Works in museums (Selection)

Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid.
Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.
IVAM Museum, Valencia.
Ciudad Cuauhtmemoc Museum, Chiuaua, Mexico.
Museum of Pupular modern Art, Vifamés, Castellon.

Bibliography (Selection)

“Jacinto Salvadó”, Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid, 2002.
“Jacint Salvadó, 1892-1983”, Pia Almoina, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona,1999.
“Diccionario de las Vanguardias de España 1907-1936”, by Juan Manuel Bonet,   Alianza Editions,1995.
“Jacint Salvadó, un camí vers l’abstracció”, Modern Art Museum, Tarragona.

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