Jean Dubuffet


1985 - Jean Dubuffet writes his "quick biography". The artist dies in Paris on May 12 in the same year.
1984 - Nowhere Series. Dubuffet creates his last painting called "Impulses".
1982 - Random Sites Series.
1974 - Dubuffet creates the model of the Summer Salon commissioned by Renault. Beginning of the series of sketches. Creation of the Jean Dubuffet Foundation.
1971 - Dubuffet creates the first components for the "Cuckoo Bazaar" exhibition
1969 - New York’s Chase Manhattan Bank commissions a monument by Dubuffet.
1962 - Installation of the Paris Art Brut (Outsider Art) Collection, rue de Sèvres. Dubuffet begins the major Hourloupe series.
1958 - Dubuffet begins a series lithographs called "The Phenomenon".
1951 - Dubuffet lives for 3 months in New York where he meets the painter Jackson Pollock.
1948 - Dubuffet meets André Breton. He creates the “Art Brut” company.
1942 - Dubuffet no longer dedicates himself only to painting. In 1944 the Drouin Gallery welcomes his first personal exhibition.
1930 - Jean Dubuffet funds a wholesale wine venture in Bercy.
1924 - Dubuffet stops painting (he will only restart 10 years later). He departs for Buenos Aires where he will vacation for 4 months.
1917 - Dubuffet takes courses at the Havre School of Fine Arts. Next year he will enrol in the Julian Academy in Paris.
1901 - Jean Dubuffet is born in Havre as son to a father who is a wine merchant.


1944 - Gallery René Drouin, Paris, France.
1947 - Pierre Matisse Gallery, New-York, USA.
1960 - Museum des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France.
1962 - Museum of Modern Art, New-York, USA.
1964 - Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy.
1965 - Gallery Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland.
1969 - Pace Gallery, New-York, USA.
1972 - Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France.
1973 - Solomon R. Guggenheim, New-York, USA.
1981 - Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
1985 - Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.


"Jean Dubuffet, catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé" from Sophie Webel reproduce and describe all the original prints by Dubuffet (about 1500 works). This catalogue is in 2 volumes, (here the first one reproduced). Baudoin Lebon publisher.

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