PHILIPPE PRADALIE

(1938-2015)

WORKS

BIOGRAPHY

1958

Prix Paul Ricard, island of Bendor (Bandol)

 

1961

Laureate of the 2nd Biennale de Paris

Meeting with Alberto Giacometti, jury of the prize, who encourages him to pursue his artistic career

 

1962

Prix Rene Pous, Collioure

 

1965

1st trip to the USA

 

1967

2nd trip to the USA

 

1968 - 1976

Stops painting

During his 3rd trip to the USA in 1970, he shoots in the streets of NY. Back in Paris, he directs films for the ORTF and the INA.

During the viewing of his shoots Rushes from NY  at the ORTF, he meets Henri Cartier-Bresson who helps him obtain the help of the Service d’experiemtation du Super 8 pour his first film: Manhattan Express (1970)

Follow: Bastilles (1973) and Une Journee Particuliere (1975)

In 1970, he makes Mer – de a la Peinture

Designs and realises objects and pieces of furniture (Berceau Fleur) some marketed by Roche-Bobis

 

1969

Discovers a 11th century Cistercian monastic building, listed, and only witness of the 50 barns and wine cellars around the Abbaye de Fontenay (Burgundy)

Works as a paver, plasterer and carpenter

 

1970-1973

In January 1970, Pierre Restany writes the Manifeste de l’Atelier A. In this adventure, Pradalie rubs shoulders with 50 artists amongst which Arman, Mark Busse, Lourdes Castro, Cesar, Robert Malaval, Annette Messager, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Herve Telemaque, Iannis Xenakis, etc.

 

1976-1977

Teaches at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier. Sent away, as his teaching doesn’t conform to the views of the Ministere de la Culture

Helped by the painter Martin Dieterle, takes up painting again

 

1979-1983

Builds his house in a warehouse of which the façade is a remain of the Universel Exhibition of 1889, rue Oberkampf in Paris

 

1980-2004

Teacher at the Ecole nationale d’art de Dijon

 

1983

First trip to Venice, followed by other trips to Italy (Rome, Florence)

 

1986

Trip to Tunisia

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2013

Hommage a Nicolas Poussin, Galerie Yves Faurie, Sete

 

2011

Paysage et Figures, Musee Fabre, Montpellier

 

2008

Galerie Yves Faurie, Sete

 

2003

Figures, L’Atelier, Paris

 

2000

Galerie Helene Trintignan, Montpellier

 

1998

Galerie Jacques Elbaz, Montpellier

Galerie Helene Trintignan, Montpellier

 

1995

Galerie Jacques Elbaz, Montpellier

 

1994

Musee Paul Valery, Sete

 

1989

Mazets, muse des Beax-Arts de Pezenas

Galerie d’Art Contemporain Saint Ravy – Demangel, Montpellier

 

1987

Atelier de Philippe Pradalie, Paris

 

1985

Galerie Etienne de Causans, Paris

 

1977

Musee Fabre, Montpellier

 

1965

Galerie Entremonde, Paris

 

1963

Galerie Entremonde, Paris

 

1962

Galerie Rond Point Elysee, Paris

 

 

 

GROUP SHOWS

 

2011

Portrait de Famille, Galerie Yves Faurie, Sete

 

2004

Atelier A, Galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris

 

2003

Atelier A, Exposition Via, Paris

 

2001

Les Annees Pop, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

 

1995

Creation contemporaine en Langeudoc, muse Fabre, Montpellier

 

1970-1973

Atelier A, rue Amelot, Paris

 

Mai 1968

Atelier Populaire de l’Ecole nationale superieur des Beax-Arts de Paris

 

1960-1967

Participation a plusieurs Biennales de Paris et Salon de la Jeune peinture

 

1958

Jeune peinture a Montpellier, with other artists from the region (Vincent Bioules, Henriette Pous, Claude Viallat), galerie privee, Montpellier

 

 

 

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