ALBERT BITRAN OBLIQUES Paintings from 1970-1990

26 February 2010

The Grosvenor Gallery is very proud to present a selection of paintings and drawings by one of the Ecole de Paris’s most important painters, Albert Bitran. 


Albert Bitran was born in Istanbul in 1929, he travelled to Paris at the age of 17 to study architecture and quickly joined the circle of ex-patriot artists who later became known as the Ecole de Paris.  His first works were geometrical and he showed in the leading Parisian gallery of the time Denise Rene, but he soon developed a more lyrical and gestural language.  He opened his first solo exhibition at the Arnaud Gallery in 1951. 


As well as consistently doing solo exhibitions in Paris he has also exhibited in several group shows with the other avant-garde artists of the day.


His work is now in several permanent museum collections.  Some of these have organised retrospectives of his work.  There are also monographs on his work and numerous publications. 


A fully illustrated catalogue, with a full list of exhibitions and museum collections will be published to accompany the show.  The introduction to the catalogue is by the art critic Gerard-George Lemaire.


The exhibition will be opened in London during the major Impressionist and Modern Art auction week and the artist will be present.