Eugène Leroy

Eugène Leroy was born 1910 in Tourcoing, northern France. From 1931 to 1932 he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lille and Paris. In 1971 he travelled to the USA, and in 1974 to Leningrad, Moscow. Since the 1960's his work has been widely exhibited and attained worldwide recognition. Leroy died in Wasquehal, Northern France, in 2000.

 

Exhibitions and Distinctions (Selection)

2009

Donation of 600 works to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing

2004

Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, La Piscine, Roubaix

2001

Musée d'Art Moderne,  Villeneuve d'Ascq

2000

Art Association for Rhineland and Westphalia, Dusseldorf.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (NY)

1997

Kunsthalle Basel

1996/97

Retrospective at Centre díArt Contemporain Bignan, Centre díArt Contemporain Rennes and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes

1996

Grand Prix National de la Peinture

1995

45th Venice Biennale

1994

Galerie Daniel Blau, München

1993

Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice

1992

Documenta IX, Kassel

1991

Participation at 21st Sao Paolo Biennale

1987

Musée d'Art Moderne,  Villeneuve d'Ascq

1988

Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

Musée d'Art Moderne de La Ville de Paris

1982

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent

1977

Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Lille

1970

Wiener Sezession, Wien

1960-65

Collaboration with Claude Bernard Gallery, Paris

1957

Prix Emile-Othon Friesz

1956

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing

 

Literature (Selection)

Eugène Leroy - Alles ist Farbe, ed. by Kunstverein f¸r die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, 2000

Bernard Marcadé, Eugène Leroy, Paris, 1999

Eugène Leroy - Peintures, ed. by Kunsthalle Basel, 1997

Hector Obalk, Eugène Leroy - Oil Paintings, Tokyo 1991

Eugène Leroy - Bilder und Zeichnungen, ed. by Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, 1994