Maurice Esteve

ESTEVE - BIOGRAPHY

2001 - Maurice Estève dies in Culan.
1999 - Publication of the catalogue for Maurice Estève collages written by Monique Prudhomme-Estève published by Estève Museum in Bourges. Preface by François Chapon.
1997 - Third donation to the Estève Museum in Bourges which exhibits 82 of the artist’s original lithographs.
1995 - Publication of the catalogue of Maurice Estève’s painted work, written by Monique Prudhomme-Estève and published by Ides and Calendes.
1987 - Official inauguration of the Estève Museum at the Echevins Hotel in Bourges.
1985 - For many years, Estève has wanted to make a significant donation of his works. On July 2, 1985, he makes this donation to the city of Bourges including: 59 canvasses, 34 drawings, 20 water colours, 10 collages and 2 tapestries.
1970 - Estève receives the National Grand Prize for Arts.
1961 - An Important retrospective Estève exhibition at the museum in Kunsthalle, Basel.
1955 - Estève sets up a studio in his birth home in Culan where he will work each summer.
1952 - Estève begins to create his first colour prints.
1942 - Estève makes an agreement with the Louis Carré Gallery which provides him some financial security.
1937 - Estève participates in the "French Painter " exhibition at the Svensk Franska Gallery in Stockholm. A museum in Göteborg buys a canvas from him. It is the beginning of a period of major interest in his work by Scandinavian countries.
1930 - Estève settles in a studio in Paris. He exhibits at the Yvangot Gallery where the critics favourably welcome his paintings.
1929 - Estève exhibits at the Salon of Surindépendants where he will continue to exhibit for the next ten years. The painter is extremely poor during this period.
1923 - His father opposes his painting vocation. Estève accepts to go to Barcelona to direct a textile design workshop. He will return to Paris the following year.
1918 - Estève becomes an apprentice to a typographer then to a furniture merchant. He takes design courses in the evenings after work.
1904 - Maurice Estève is born in Culan in the Cher region of France.

ESTEVE - THE MAIN EXHIBITIONS

1930 - Gallery Yvangot, Paris, France.
1948 - Gallery Louis Carré, Paris, France.
1956 - Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1957 - Gallery Benador, Geneva, Switzerland.
1960 - Gallery Galanis, Paris, France.
1963 - Dom Galleries, Cologne, Germany.
1973 - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France.
1974 - Gallery Claude Bernard, Paris, France.
1978 - Gallery Ditesheim, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
1981 - Museum Cantini, Marseille, France.
1984 - Grand Palais, Paris, France.
1989 - Gallery Tendances, Paris, France.
1990 - Gallery Louis Carré, Paris, France.
1998 - Gallery Patrice Trigano, Paris, France.
2001 - Gallery Tendances, Paris, France.

ESTEVE - BIBLIOGRAPHY

1956 - "Estève" from Pierre Francastel, Ed. Galanis, Paris.
1960 - "Estève, drawings" from Franck Elgar, Ed. Galanis, Paris.
1961 - "Estève" from Emile Muller, Ed. Hazan, Paris.
1986 - "Estève, catalogue of the graphic works" from Monique Prudhomme-Estève, Ed. Cordelia.
1987 - "Estève" of Yves Peyré and Jean Leymarie, Ed. RMN, Paris.
1995 - "Estève, catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre peint" from Monique-Prudhomme Estève, Ed. Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel.
1999 - "Estève, catalogue raisonné des collages" from Monique-Prudhomme Estève, Ed. du musée de Bourges.

ESTEVE - CATALOGUES RAISONNES

"Estève, l'oeuvre gravé", catalogue made by M.Prudhomme and H.Moestrup, Forlaget Cordella publisher in Copenhague. All the original prints of Maurice Estève are in this catalogue.

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