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Bernard Cathelin (May 20, 1919 – April 17, 2004) was a French painter born in Paris and a member of the School of Paris which included Matisse, De Buffet and Brianchon. Although he received critical acclaim as early as 1950, Cathelin was not able to live solely from his painting until 1955. Since that time Cathelin has received steadily increasing recognition and has been featured in over 50 exhibitions worldwide. Throughout his life, he maintained a deep-rooted love for his country and especially for the Drôme, where his mother came from.
Famous for oil paintings and lithographs with a subtle richness of texture and colour, the three favorite themes in Cathelin's work are bouquets, landscapes and portraits of women. Cathelin has traveled extensively around the world. Countries such as Mexico, Russia, Japan, Italy and Spain were a source of inspiration for his creations: and ever the landscapes of the Drôme in Provence where he found his roots.
Elected to the Legion of Honour by the French President of the Republic, Mr François Mitterrand in 1995, the Musée de Valence dedicated him a retrospective of his work in the summer of 1997. This exhibition, by drawing local and worldwide visitors, established a new attendance record for the museum.
In 2000, the Shanghai Art Museum in China organised a retrospective exhibition presenting 40 years of Bernard Cathelin's works.
Bernard Cathelin died on April 17th, 2004, but exhibitions are often dedicated to him in France and across the world.
Biography edited from Wikipedia
1919 Bernard Cathelin born on May 20th 1919 in Paris. Son of Paul Cathelin and Madeleine Terrail. Classical studies in the lycées Carnot and Janson de Sailly in Paris and the lycée Emile Loubet in Valence.
1939 Volunteer for service.
1945 Student for the next three years in the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (French National School for further studies in the Decorative Arts) and in the studio of Maurice Brianchon.
1947 Teacher until 1953 in the Preparatory Studio of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
1948 French delegate to the first congress of the International Students Union in Prague. Trips to Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Jugoslavia, Bulgaria and Italy.
1950 Awarded the Blumenthal Prize.
1953 Awarded the Emily Loewe Prize.
1954 Marries Régine Steiner.
1957 Trip to Spain. Exhibition at the Galerie Saint-Placide, Paris.
1958 Awarded the Othon Friesz Prize. Exhibit at the Galerie de Montmorency, Paris. The New York Herald Tribune features him on the cover of its Sunday supplement.
1961 Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris. 1962 Trip to Mexico, Peru and Brazil.
1964 Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris.
1966 Trips to Mexico and Guatemala.
1967 Trips to USSR (Transsiberian) and Japan. Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo. Trip to Cambodia, Ceylon and India.
1968 Trips to Mexico, Nicaragua and Brazil.
1969 Trip to the Netherlands.
1971 Exhibition at the Galerie de Paris, Paris.
1973 World Tour: New York, San Francisco, Tahiti, Tokyo (exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery), Hong Kong, Burma, Nepal, India, Moscow (Zagorsk). In July: creation of his first tapestry, "The Mexican Market" by Atelier 3, Paris.
1975 Exhibition at the Galerie de Paris, Paris (paintings). Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris (tapestries and lithographs). Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Paris (water-colours).
1976 Trips to the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador. Madeleine Cathelin-Terrail donation: Bernard Cathelin gives 50 lithographs to the Valence Museum in memory of his mother.
1977 Städtische Galerie in der Unteren Schranne, Biberach an der Riss, West Germany (lithographs).
1978 Trip to Japan (exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo). Trip to Belgium (exhibition at the BP Gallery, Antwerp). Trip to the United States. Trip to Saint-Martin in the Leeward Islands, Caribbean. Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris (lithographs).
1979 Exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris (tapestries).
1980 Trip to New York. Trip to Venezuela. Exhibition in the Chapelle du Grand Couvent, Cavaillon, France (tapestries).
1981 Trip to Venice. Exhibition at the Galerie François Ditesheim, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo. Exhibition in the Château de Vascueil, Normandy (tapestries).
1982 Stay on the Island of Kyushu in Japan to prepare the Haïkaï album. Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo. Exhibition at the BP Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium.
1983 Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Paris. Presentation of the book featuring the ten Haïkaï, EF Mourlot Editions. Exhibition at the Munson Gallery, Santa Fe (paintings and tapestries).
Trip to Antigua, West Indies.
1984 Trip to Venice. Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo. Exhibition at the Galerie Pierre Hautot, Paris (tapestries and oils on paper).
1985 Trip to Venice.
Exhibition to the Pierre Gianadda Foundation, Martigny, Switzerland (paintings, lithographs and tapestries).
1986 Return to Mexico. Exhibition at the Danis Stinson Gallery-Artfrance, Palm Springs California (tapestries). Exhibition at the BP Gallery, Antwerp and in Brussels, Belgium. Exhibition at the Mazarine Gallery, Montreal, Canada (paintings, tapestries and lithographs).
1987 In June: major exhibition in the Château de Chenonceau, France (paintings, lithographs and tapestries). In October: exhibition at Artfrance, Paris (paintings). In November: exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, in celebration of his 20 years of collaboration with the gallery (paintings).
Different exhibitions in Osaka, Kobe and Tokyo (paintings). Exhibition at Artfrance, Paris (lithographs).
1989 Trip to Marocco. Exhibition at Art London International Art Fair in London (stand Artfrance). Exhibition at the Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (paintings, tapestries and lithographs). Exhibition at the Gage Gallery at Irving, Los Angeles. Exhibition at the Hermann Gallery, Essen, West Germany (paintings and lithographs).
1990 In March: exhibition at Art London (paintings), presented by Artfrance. Exhibiton at Art Expo, New York. Exhibition at La Bouquinerie de l'institut in Paris. Lauching of the screen "White Roses for Paris" In November: exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo (paintings). Exhibition at the Printemps Ginza Gallery in Tokyo (lithographs and tapestries). Exhibition at the Kintetsu Gallery in Osaka (lithographs et tapestries). Throughout this period, Cathelin undertook many far-ranging trips leading though Mexico, Spain, Peru, India, Nepal, Italy, Colombia, Russia... He returned to stay and work in those countries which stimulated his urge to paint: Latin America and specially Mexico, Japan, to where he returns regulary for his exhibitions, Tuscany and Venice in Italy and more recently Spain.
1991 In May: exhibition at Art Expo, Chicago. In June: Poster "Hommage to the Drôme" presented to the local authorities. In October: exhibiton to Artfrance, Paris (oil on paper). In November: exhibition to the Printemps Ginza Gallery in Tokyo (tapestries and lithographs).
1992 In March: edition of 8 lithographs to decorate the Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel with trip to Japan for the opening. Exhibition at the Elysium Gallery in New York (tapestries and lithographs). In June: Awarded the "Golden 26" by the French département of the Drôme. In July: Elected painter for the Aix-en-Provence Summer Art Festival (official poster). Exhibiton at the Galerie de la Prévôté in Aix-en-Provence (paintings and lithographs). In November: exhibition of paintings at the Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo to mark his 25 years of collaboration with the gallery (1967-1992). Trip to China.
1993 Creation of a poster for the 10th Tain l'Hermitage Wine Festival (presented to the Organizing Committee) 1994 In March: Retrospective in the Daimaru Museum in Tokyo (a travelling exhibition of paintings, lithographs and tapestries). Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo (oils on paper).
In April: Retrospective in the Daimaru Museum in Osaka Shinsaibashi, Japan. In May: Retrospective in the Daimaru Museum in Shimonoseki, Japan. In November: Exhibition at Artfrance, Paris, of paintings on the theme of Rachel.
1995 In January: Elected to the French Légion d'Honneur by the President of the Republic, François Mitterrand. In March: Exhibition at the Trianon de Bagatelle, Paris, of tapestries woven by Atelier 3. In October: exhibition at the Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery in Vancouver, Canada (paintings, lithographs and tapestries).
1996 In June : Exhibition at the Seita Museum Gallery in Paris (lithographs). In October: Exhibition at La Bouquinerie de l'Institut in Paris (lithographs). Exhibition in Tenma-ya in Okoyama, Japan, organized by the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo. In December: Creation of a new poster representing the Drôme, "Hommage to the Drôme".
1997 In April-May: Exhibition at Europ'Art, Geneva International Art Fair, together with the Salon du Livre (Book Fair), an event organized by Artfrance, Paris (paintings). In June: Retrospective in the Valence Museum, France (paintings, lithographs and tapestries), "CATHELIN Retrospective 1957-19997". In October: Exhibition at Artfrance, Paris (paintings). In November: Exhibition at the Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, to celebrate his 30 years of collaboration with the gallery (paintings and tapestries).
1998 Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo.
1999 Retrospective at the Philharmonic Center For Arts in Naples, Florida.
2000 May-June: Recent paintings at Artfrance, Paris September-October: major retrospective in the Shanghaï Art Museum, China, organised with assistance of Artfrance and Kwaï Fung Hin Art Gallery.
2004 Cathelin dies on April 17th 2004.
2005 "Hommage A Cathelin"
April Monumental painting artfrance