Albert Bitran


Albert Bitran (given birth to 1931 in Istanbul, Turkey), is a France painter, engraver and sculptor.

Albert Bitran found its way to Paris in 1948. He was seventeen. He originated from Istanbul -where he was delivered- to be an architect. But he shortly decided to spend himself to painting.1951, he's only twenty for the single exhibition of his geometric works, galerie Arnaud in Saint Germain des Prés, and participates in lots of events from the "avant garde": the initial "Abstract Artwork Exhibition" in Caracas, "Divergences" in the Théatre de Babylone …….1954, his exhibition galerie Denise René using a preface by Henri-Pierre Roché marks the finish of his "geometrical abstraction" period.1955, in Saint Paul de Vence, he makes his first studies on surroundings, a theme which will reappear in his works for the a long time under many different forms.1956, "Naissance d'un Paysage" (Delivery of a Surroundings) good sized collage-painting which will be shown in "l'Envolée Lyrique" (The Lyrical Trip) on the Musée du Luxembourg in 2006. Today in the Geneva Museum, Jean-Claude Gandur's collection.1957, completes ten stained-glass windows for the church in Schoeneck, North of France.1958, (from), in his studio rue des Plantes, drawings, maroufles documents, oils, and new themes "l'Atelier", "Interieur-Extérieur" (Inside-Outside). At Mourlot, Bellini, Leblanc, etching and lithography. In the plantation in Rigny-le-Ferron, ceramic sculptures and murals. In Paris, Jean Pollac, galerie Ariel, begins displaying Bitran, as he'll for another fifty years.1961, in Copenhagen, solo exhibition galerie Birch, to begin many in Scandinavia. He displays also frequently in Holland (galerie Nova Spectra and Galerie Martin De Boer) and in Italy where he remains during very long periods and functions on gouache and lithography.1965, in Albisola (Italy) he makes ceramics and meets up again with Wifredo Lam.1967, in Cuba he participates the collective canvas completed for the May Present.1968, Bitran moves to rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs in Montparnasse where he'll live and work until 2000.1970, creation of "les Doubles", analytic interrogation of his painting. "The doubles condense the conditions of the enigma" had written the philosopher Claude Lefort and Jean-Louis Baudry: "Using the Doubles Bitran perfects his snare". Following designs: "Obliques", "Linears", "Laterals".1973, "Sextuor", a series of six paintings in close cycle hanged according to an idea by architect Ricardo Porro is presented in museums and galeries in Norway, Denmark, Holland, Austria, France and is currently in the collections from the Toulouse's Museum.1974, his two thirty meters high murals are completed in Vitry (Paris suburb).1979 and 1980, Bitran chair the painting workshop of THE SUMMERTIME Academy in Salzburg and Guyès Sperber writes a preface for his exhibition in the Traklhauss.1981, in his home in the South of France (Lot) experiments of new techniques in some recoverable format, cardboard and canvas.1982, (from), research of "les Grandes Formes" (the top Forms) that Patrick Bongers will decide for his initial show in Galerie Louis Carré, exhibited after galerie Boisserée in Köln, Artwork Point in Tokio , Birch in Copenhagen, Louis Stern in LA …….1991, retrospective of fifty many years of functions in Campredon Museum. Interview with Jean Paris filmed and released in Coloquio (Gulbekian's Base, Lisbon).1992, the Maison des Arts, Georges Pompidou, in Cajarc, with "Bitran 1980-1992" displays paintings inspired with the light in the cliffs in the Great deal.1994, revisiting souvenirs of his childhood and from his many moves in Turkey he creates "Arcades", painting, drawings and sculptures exhibited in Istanbul, Ankara and in Toulouse in 1998 using a preface by Pierre Daix.2000, (from), dark research, "les Noirs" , mostly essential oil in some recoverable format, are shown in Mexico (2001) and in Arts Centers in France.2006, the Luxembourg Museum (Paris) shows "Naissance d'un paysage", Bitran's 1956 collage in "l'Envolée lyrique" exhibition, joining together performers employed in postwar Paris in the movement called later "lyrical abstraction".2010, in London, two solo exhibitions Grosvenor Gallery,"Oblique" and "Paintings".2012, in Lyon, Galerie Des Tuiliers, "Erosion des noirs".2013, in Mont de Marsan Cultural Middle: "Méandres".2014, Bitran is represented in the exhibition "Modernités Plurielles" on the Georges Pompidou Middle with "El soleil neuf" ("A fresh sun") 1960, through the museum's collection.2015, in Paris, Galerie Convergences presents "Bitran, Oils in some recoverable format".2016, Istanbul Modern Museum, in the exhibition "Performers within their time" shows the 1959 good sized painting-collage from its collection. Single exhibition, April-June, in Luxembourg, "Regard sur Albert Bitran" in Elfebben Mansion.Since 2000, Bitran lives and functions in Montrouge (Paris) and in Normandy.Albert Bitran gets the differentiation of "Officier des Arts et Lettres"(To visualize functions of Albert Bitran on the web make reference to the section "Exterior links - Loan company of pictures of ADAGP" below).

See also

Lyrical Abstraction Tachisme Artwork Informel College of Paris

Public collections

Functions of Albert Bitran are represented in the next public series: Musée d'Art Moderne, Center Georges Pompidou, Paris. Musée de la Ville de Paris, Paris. Fonds Country wide d'Art Contemporain, Paris. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Donation Jacqueline Delubac, Lyon, France. Musée de Nantes, Donation Gildas Fardel, Nantes, France. F.R.A.C. Midi-Pyrénéha sido, Toulouse, France. Les Abattoirs, musée de Toulouse, France. Musée Municipal de Saint Dié, France. Musée des Beaux-Arts H. Rigaud, Perpignan, France. Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark. Ny Carlsberg Fondet, Copenhagen, Denmark. Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers, Denmark. Genthôfte Radhus, Copenhagen, Denmark. Gemeente Museum, The Hague, HOLLAND. Centraal Museum, Utrech, HOLLAND. FONDATION ROI BAUDOUIN, Thomas Neirynck Collection, Brussels, Belgium. FONDATION GANDUR POUR L'ART, Geneva, Switzerland. Museum der 20-Jahrunderts, Vienna, Austria. Rupertinum Museum, Salzburg, Austria. ISTANBUL Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul Resim ve Heykel Müzesi, Istanbul, Turkey. Modern Art Culture, London, UK. Sonia Henie-Niels Onstad Artwork Middle, Oslo/Norway. Lunds Kunsthal, Lund, Sweden. Great Arts Museums of SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, U.S.A. Museum of Rhodes Isle School of Style, NY, U.S.A. School Museum, Berkeley, U.S.A. Grunewald Base for Image Arts, LA, U.S.A. Cuban Condition Collection, Havana, Cuba. Fondation Bloemhof, Curaçao.

List of Exhibitions

For the complete set of Albert Bitran's exhibitions please make reference to the artist's web page in French in Wikipedia.