François Fiedler
(1921 - 2001)
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born in Kassa, Hungary - died in Paris, France 

Fiedler was attracted to the process of painting was promoted by André Malraux that revealed the subjective expression of the artist’s psyche. The key is “free association”. Fiedler began a work with a motif that was spontaneously developed until the work was complete – until it looked and felt “right”. In this sense, there is no fundamental difference between the working method of Pollock or Fiedler. A common trait of the works of the two artists is the multilayered paint applied on canvas. While the layers of paint on Pollock’s canvases do not fully cover the canvas, so that one can literally see through it as far as the canvas, Fiedler fully covered the canvas with thick paint. Although Fiedler was a member of New School of Paris he was utilizing the same “process” as the Abstract Expressionists did in School of New York. He was influenced by Pollock’s and Rothko’s art. Pollock with the unique technical method, Rothko with his large scale, color-field paintings. Instead of traditional tools Fiedler preferred scrapes, knives, trowels, stones, sand. The surfaces are very sculptural and dimensional, they are scratched, scraped and multilayered, relief-like. 

EDUCATION

1940-1945 Hungarian Royal College of Fine Art 


NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

Museum of Fine Arts, Hungarian National Gallery, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The San Diego Museum of Art and Harvard Art Museums – Cambridge, the Musée National d´Art Moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Fonds National d’Art Contemporain), Paris and Maeght Foundation - St. Paul de Vence, the Cabinet Cantonale des Estampes, Vevey and the Bibliothéque Cantonale et Universitaires, Lausanne, Switzerland

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014   „François Fiedler” French Institute, Budapest, Hungary

2013   „François Fiedler” Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

2012   „Fiedler – Hargittai”, Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

2009   „Fiedler – Mach”, Opera Gallery, New York, United States

2009   „Retrospective” BumBum Gallery, Budapest

2004   „Retrospective”  Institut Hongrois de Paris

2001.  „Fiedler” Museum Modern Kunst, Passau

2000    Fiedler, Bram van Velde - Art Paris, stand Galérie Maeght, Paris 2000.  „Retrospective” Chateau des Bouillants, Dammarie-lés-Lys Paris

1999   „Florilége” Bibliothéque Cantonale et Universitaire Dorigny, Lausanne

1997   „Divertimento” Galérie Maeght, Paris 

1996   „Fiedler” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1995.  „Fiedler” Galerie 48, Saarbruck

1995   „Fiedler” Galerie Nothelfer, Berlin

1995.  „Fiedler” Galérie Maeght, Barcelone

1995   „Gravures” Musée Jenish, Cabinet des estampes, Vevey

1995   „A chacun sa montagne” Musée des Beaux-Arts, Chambéry 

1995   „Livres á gravures”, Bibliothéque Cantonale et Universitaire, Lausanne

1995   „Livres orné de gravures” Bibliothéque Cantonale et Universitaire, Lausanne

1995   „Livres illustrés” Bibliothéque Cantonale et Universitaire, Lausanne

1994   „Peintures et monotypes” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1993   „Oeuvres gravées” Artotheque de Nantes, Nantes

1991   „Du fond des áges” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1990   „Peintures et gravures récentes” Galérie Maeght, Paris  

1990   Le Fonds National d’Art Contemprain, FNAC

1990   Centre Cultural Contemporani de Pelaries, Palma de Mallorca 

1989   „Peintures 1956-1966” Palace Matignon, Paris

1989   „Peintures 1965-1975" Galérie Maeght, Paris

1983   „Fiedler” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1982   „Céramiques” Galerie Eva Cohen, Highland Park, USA

1981   „L’Evangile selon Saint Matthieu” Galerie Maeght, Paris

1974   „Peintures” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1974   „Gravures” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1974   Centre International de Milan, Italy

1974   Festival d’ Asolo, Italie

1973   „Eau-fortes” Galérie de l’Abbaye, Paris

1973   „Lithographies” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1973   „Héraclite – Fragments sur le devenir universel” Galerie Maeght, Paris

1973   „Retrospective” Galerie Maeght, Zürich

1973   „Héraclite” Bruxelles

1970   „Gravures” Galerie Ostentor, Allemagne, Dortmund

1968   „St. Jean de la Croix” Galerie Monika Beck

1967   „Peintures, 1966-1967” Galerie Maeght, Paris

1966   Cabinet des Estampes de la Bibliotéque Nationale, Paris

1962   „St. Jean de la Croix – Les Cantiques spirituels” Galerie Maeght, Paris 

1961   „Peintures” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1959   „Peintures” Galérie Maeght, Paris

1955   „Peintures” Galérie Haut Pavé, Paris


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014   In Front of The Work, Maeght Fondation, St. Paul de Vence, France

2014   The  Maeght  Fondation  and  Ceramics:  Artigas,  from Miró  and  Braque, Chillida, Monory, Fiedler, Gardy-Artigas: Magnelli Museum – Ceramics Museum, Vallauris Golfe-Juan, France

2014  1964-2014: Fifty Years of Masterpieces of at the Fondation Maeght, Maeght Fondation, St-Paul de Vence, France

2014   Dada and the Surrealism. Magritte, Duchamp, Man Ray, Miró, Dali. Selection from the collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Rearranged Reality Creative Strategies in Hungarian Art under the Spell of Dada and           Surrealism, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

2014   Hungarian Paris ” The Second École de Paris 1945-65”, Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts, Budapest 2014  Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts, BRAFA, Brussels

2014   Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts, Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris

2014   Ratselhaft? – Terra Magica – Informelle Druckgraphik Gestern und Heute – Sammlung Hartmann – Galerie mesta Plzne – Pilsen Municipial Gallery, Pilsen

2013   Les Grand Maitres et la Gravure Galerie Maeght, Paris, France

2013   Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts, BRAFA, Brussels

2013   Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts, Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris

2013   Dialogue. Modern – Contemporary – Monochrome, Kepes Institute, Eger 2012   Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts, BRAFA, Brussels

2012   Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts, Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris

2012   „THE PERSISTENCE OF POLLOCK” Alfonso OSSORIO, Norman ROCKWELL, Lee UFAN, Lynda BENGLIS, Ray JOHNSON, Red GROOMS, François FIEDLER, Robert ARNESON, Vik MUNIZ, Joe FIG, Andy WARHOL, POLLOCK-K RASNER House and Study Center, New York, USA

2012  „REIGL – HANTAI – FIEDLER” Judit REIGL, Simon HANTAI, François FIEDLER KMFA, Budapest, Hungary

2007  „Nouvelle lecture de la collection” Valerio ADAMI, Pierre ALECHINSKY, Pierre BONNARD, Marc CHAGALL, Jean DUBUFFET, François FIEDLER, Sam FRANCIS, Alberto GIACOMETTI, Hans HARTUNG, HANTAI Simon, Fernand LEGER, Joan MIRÓ, Pierre TAL-COAT, Raoul UBAC, Bram Van VELDE Fondation Maeght, St. Paul, France

2006  "Dialogue avec le siècle 1906-1981"  Georges BRAQUE, Pierre BONARD, Alexander CALDER, Marc CHAGALL, Eduardo CHILLIDA, François FIEDLER, Alberto GIACOMETTI, Wassily KANDINSKY, Henri MATISSE, Joan MIRÓ, Antoni TÁPIES, Bram van VELDE. St. Paul, Fondation Maeght, France

2006   „Le Noir est une Couleur”Hans ARP, Pierre BONNARD, Georges BRAQUE, Alexander CALDER, Eduardo CHILLIDA, Jean DUBUFFET, Max ERNST, François FIEDLER, Willem DE KOONING, Alberto GIACOMETTI, Simon HANTAI, Hans HARTUNG, Wassily KANDINSKY, Ellsworth KELLY, Fernand LÉGER, Henri MATISSE, Joan MIRÓ, Pablo PICASSO,Pierre TAL-COAT, Antoni TÁPIES, Bram van VELDE, Fondation Maeght St. Paul, France

2004   „The Color of Music”  Bleu Acier USA, New York Dominique LABAUVIE, Pierre MABILLE, Pierre ALECHINSKY, Jose Maria SICILIA, MATTA, Michel HAAS, François FIEDLER and Max NEUMANN 

2005   ARCO ’05 Sala Pelaires Centre Cultural, Mallorca. Antoni CLAVÉ, François FIEDLER, Joan MIRÓ, Antoni TÁPIES

1990   „Salon de Mars” Galérie Maeght, Paris  

1982   „Hommage á Marguerite et Aimé Maeght” Fondation Maeght St. Paul, France Valerio ADAMI, Pierre ALECHINSKY, Eduardo CHILLIDA, Marc CHAGALL, François FIEDLER, Ellsworth KELLY, Joan MIRÓ, Saul STEINBERG, Antoni TÁPIES, Pierre TAL-COAT, Raoul UBAC, Bram Van VELDE

1979   Centre Cultural Contemporain, Rennes

1974   „Eau-forte” Galerie Maeght Zürich

1974   „Grandes éditions originales illustrées” Alexander CALDER, Eduardo CHILLIDA, Marc CHAGALL, François FIEDLER, Ellsworth KELLY, Joan MIRÓ, Saul STEINBERG, Antoni TÁPIES, Pierre TAL- COAT, Saint Paul de Vence, Maeght Fondation

1971   Kunsthistorisch Institut, Amsterdam

1971   „Maeght Editeur 1971”, Alexander CALDER, Jean BAZAINE, Marc CHAGALL, Eduardo CHILLIDA, François FIEDLER, Alberto GIACOMETTI, Ellsworth KELLY, Joan MIRÓ, Saul STEINBERG, Antoni TÁPIES,Pierre TAL-COAT, Galerie Maeght, Paris„Lithographies” Alexander CALDER, Eduardo CHILLIDA, François FIEDLER., Alberto GIACOMETTI, Joan MIRÓ,Antoni TÁPIES, Raoul UBAC, Saint Paul de Vence, Maeght Fondation

1969   „Les Peintres-Illustrateurs” ans ARP, Pierre ALECHINSKY, Pierre BONNARD, Georges BRAQUE, Marc CHAGALL, Jean DUBUFFET,Max ERNST, François FIEDLER., Alberto GIACOMETTI, Wassily KANDINSKY, Fernand LÉGER, Henri MATISSE,Joan MIRÓ, Pablo PICASSO, Antoni TÁPIES, Pierre TAL-COAT, Raoul UBAC. Maeght Fondation, St. Pau

l1968. „Salon de Mai” Paris: Alexander CALDER, Marc CHAGALL, François FIEDLER, Paul REBEYROLLE, Antoni TÁPIES

1968   „French Lithography” Zweibrücken, France is represented by Fiedler

1967   „Dix ans d’art vivant /Ten Years of Living Art” 1955-65           Marc CHAGALL, François FIEDLER, Joan MIRÓ: Maeght Fondation, Saint Paul de Vence

1966.  Biennale Internationale d’art de Menton dedicated to Pablo Picasso  

1966   „Maeght Editeur” The Redfurn Gallery, London

1965   4th Biennale de Paris (French section) Biennale, Alexandria, „French section” is represented by Fiedler

1964.  „Inauguration” Georges BRAQUE, Marc CHAGALL, Eduardo CHILLIDA, François FIEDLER, Wassily KANDINSKY, Joan MIRÓ,Pierre TAL-COAT, Raoul UBAC Maeght Fondation, Saint Paul de Vence

1962   „Eaux-fortes et lithographies” Georges BRAQUE, Marc CHAGALL, Edurardo CHILLIDA, François FIEDLER, Wassily KANDINSKY, Joan MIRÓ,Pierre TAL-COAT, Bram van VELDE

1960   „Poétes, peintures, sculpteurs” Georges BRAQUE, Marc CHAGALL, François FIEDLER, Wassily KANDINSKY, Fernand LÉGER, Joan MIRÓ,Alberto GIACOMETTI, Jean BAZAINE, Pierre TAL-COAT, Raoul UBAC, Pablo PALAUZELO, Eduardo CHILLIDA,Alexander CALDER - Galérie Maeght, Paris1960 „Maeght Editeur 1960” Georges BRAQUE, Marc CHAGALL, Alexander CALDER, François FIEDLER, Fernand LÉGER, Joan MIRÓ,Jean BAZAINE, Pierre TAL-COAT Galérie Maeght, Paris

1951   Collective exposition of Wassily KANDINSKY and Alberto GIACOMETTI. In this occasion new talents was presented Edurardo CHILLIDA, François FIEDLER, Ellsworth KELLY,Pablo PALAUZELO, Pierre TAL-COAT, Saül STEINBERG. Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul

1948   „19th Spring Salon of Young Painters” SZINYEI MERSE PÁL Association -- Fiedler won „Lengyel Lajos prize”

1948   Accademia d’Ungheria, Rome  

1947   „18th Spring Salon of Young Painters” SZINYEI MERSE PÁL Association, Budapest

1947   Forum Club, Budapest

1947   Budapest Gallery, Budapest  

1946   Budapest Gallery, Budapest

1945   Fine Art Academy, Budapest

1944   Fine Art Academy, Budapest

1943   Fine Art Academy, Budapest

1943   Budapest Gallery, Budapest

1943   Spring Salon - Szinyei Association, Budapest 

1943   Kunsthalle, Budapest, Budapest

1942   Kunsthalle, Budapest, Budapest

1942   Fine Art Academy, Budapest  

1941   Budapest Gallery, Budapest

1939   Exposition International d’Affiche, Cleveland, US

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