Friedlaender : Biography
May 1970, an exhibition entitled "Bilder-Zeichungen-Radierungen"
is organized by the "Smücking Gallery" in Braumschweig.
with the composer K.H. Stockhausen, an album entitled "Mikrophonie"
with seven prints and four musical sketches is published by "Manus
travels to Buenos Aires for an exhibition at the "Museo del
goes to New York for an exhibition of his printed works and paintings
at the Far Gallery.
Entitled "Gracieux Soleil de la
Nuit" (Gracious Night Sun), after Novalis, an album containing four
prints is published
by "La Hune" in Paris.
Verlag" in Berlin publishes the album entitled "Fleurs et Couples"
Couples) - eight prints.
exhibition of his work is held at the Museum of Art and History in
Presse" publishes "Vols d'oiseaux" (Flights of Birds), seven prints.
March, he travels to Hamburg for an exhibition entitled "Paintings and
Prints" at the "Commeter Gallery".
travels to and exhibits in Nuremberg and Lausanne.
March 4 to March 12, exhibition at the
Fair) Düsseldorff -
Gallery" : "Gemalde, Gouachen,
Graphik" (Oils, Gouaches,
Drawings, Prints). Braque,
Buffet, Chagall, Dali, Friedlaender, Matisse, Miro,
Picasso, Rouault, Berrocal.
produces his largest printed
entitled "Les Grands Oiseaux II" (The Great Birds II).
It features three copper-plates
measuring 103.5cm. x 74.5cm.
The series of copper-plates and
test-pieces are deposited with the “Musée Unterlinden” in
"Schmücking" Gallery in Braumschweig publishes the first volume
of the descriptive catalogue of his printed works from 1930 to 1972
(477 prints reproduced).
Landschaften" (Seven Landscapes), featuring seven of
his prints, is published by "Manus Presse". "The Seasons"
album is published in New York by Horn - three prints.
V - Oil
- Oil on
exhibition at the "Orangerie Gallery" in Köln:
“Oils,Watercolours, Prints.” Catalogue.
at the "Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal" : prints, paintings.
Presentation by J.Adhémar, chief curator of the BNF (French National
of "Polyphonic music and the art of Friedlaender", text by
R.S.Horn in the 40th
edition of "XXe Siècle" (XXth Century) art magazine.
original lithographs by Marino Marini, Friedlaender, Motherwell and
film entitled "Friedlaender the engraver",
is made by André Flédérick and André Parinaud, on behalf of the
ORTF (French national television network).
exhibition as a homage to Friedlaender is held at the "Cabinet des
Estampes" of the museum of Strasburg, at the Municipal
Library in Mulhouse, in the context of the First European Biennale,
at the Municipal Library in Colmar, and at the "Museum der Stadt",
22 - April 25, exhibition of oils and prints at the "Albert
Verbeke Gallery", Place de Furstemberg, in Paris (6°) - twelve
oils, 1968-1973 and twenty eight prints -.
together with the composer H.W.Henze, the
album "Das Blumenfest",
counting seven prints and musical compositions, is published by "Manus
film on Friedlaender is produced by the German television.
album entitled "Die Wunder des Himmels" (The wonders of the
heavens) is published by "Peerling", seven prints.
exhibition entitled "Peintres Français Contemporains" (French
Contemporary Painters) takes place at
the B.N.F (National Library) in Paris, from February 21 to March 9. The
participants include Poliakoff, Manessier, Singier, Soulages, Vieira de
Silva, Szenes, Friedlaender. Catalogue, text by Jean Selz.
June 14 to July 20, exhibition
at the "Kunsthalle" in Tübingen. Oils and prints.
75", Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Belgium. Exhibition of oils and
prints at the Temporary Museum of Modern Art in Brussels, from
September 26 to November 30. Catalogue. Texts by Philippe
Roberts-Jones, chief curator of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in
Belgium, and by Robert Sydney Horn.
at the Museum of Modern Art in Tel Aviv, and at the "Maison
de France", Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Catalogue and text by
of Six Palettes" (Six Pallets), by "Leidseplein Presse", in Amsterdam -
prints - as well as "Hommage au Studio der Frühen Musik" (A tribute to
the Studio der Frühen Musik) by "Manus Presse". Five prints.
of the book devoted to his painting. "Tableaux, Bilder, Paintings
1966-1975", is published by "Manus Presse", in Stuttgart,
text by Philippe Roberts-Jones entitled : "Friedlaender als Maler"
(Friedlaender as Painter).
exhibition of his work takes place at the "Frans Hals Museum", in
Haarlem. Text by H.L.C. Jaffé.
album entitled "Friedlaender at the Frans Hals Museum" is
published by "Leidseplein Presse".
of his work at the "Stätichen Museum" in Braunschweig on the
occasion of the publication of the second volume of the descriptive
catalogue of his printed works, 1973-1976 by the "Schmücking
Gallery" 105 prints reproduced.
is named "Officer of the Arts and Letters".
Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris presents a retrospective of
his work (1948-1978), prints, paintings and tapestries. Catalogue,
foreword by Jacques Lassaigne, text by Robert S.Horn.
December 2 to
January 6, 1979, the "K.G.Schäfer Gallery" in Giessen exhibits
his "Bilder - Zeichnungen - Radierungen".
March 30 to April 20, at "Peerlings Gallery" : "Johnny
Friedlaender: Ölbilder, Zeichnungen, Radierungen".
June 22 to September 17 : "Oils, Prints", at the Museum of Fine
Arts of the city of Nancy.
"Illuminations", poems by Arthur Rimbaud,
with six of his prints, are published by "Bibliophiles de Provence".
of "Autrement" (Otherwise), by "La Hune", in Paris - three
June 29 to September 10, 1980, the first retrospective of his work in
East Germany takes place at the "Staatliche
Kunstsammlungen, Kupferstichkabinet" in the "Albertinum" of
Dresden, where his oils, prints, and sketches are shown. Catalogue :
text by Werner Schmitt, director of the "Kupferstichkabinet".
and 1981 - "Peerlings", in Krefeld, publishes twos series of
three prints named "Compositions" for the album of watercolours
entitled "Un Petit Herbier" (A Small Herbarium).
1981 - "Poèmes Touaregs" (Tuareg poems), poems by
Foucauld, with four prints by
Friedlaender, are published by "G.K.Karl Vonderbank" in
is awarded the "Lovis-Corinth Prize", given to him at the "Ostdeutsche
Gallery" in Regensburg.
of the third volume of the descriptive catalogue 1977-1981 by
"Schmücking". The volume counts 123 prints reproduced.
by "Manus Presse", of the catalogue entitled "Johnny Friedlaender Bilder, Aquarelle,
Radierungen" on the
occasion of "Art 13" in Basel.
publishes the album : "Arpeggio" - four prints -.
exhibitions take place in various museums :
Finland (itinerant exhibitions in six museums),
France,at Caen (1983),
- "Peerlings" publishes "Friedlaender Zeichnungen" (drawings),
text by Siegfried Salzmann.
exhibition of his printed work at the Municipal Gallery of the
city of Luxemburg.
film entitled: "Friedlaender, Portrait d'artiste" (Friedlaender,
Portrait of an artist) is made for "Radio-Télé-Luxembourg", by L.
Thorn and G. Santini.
publishes : "Meditations" - four prints -.
October, "France Culture", (French Cultural Radio) devotes a
program entitled "Le Réel entre Chien et Loup, le
(In the twilight of reality, Friedlaender the
engraver), to him, in the series "Chemins de la Connaissance" (The
Roads to Knowledge). Talks with Pascale Lismonde.
- "Manus Presse"
publishes the album entitled
"Prières de l'Aube" (Dawn Prayers), - five prints -.
Radierungen", text by Siegfried Salzmann.
state of health deteriorates. He is hospitalized several times.
undergoes surgery and must take special precautions to be able to go
on working. He is no longer allowed to use nitric acid and develops a
technique of his own to keep full mastery over his work.
this period, he keeps painting on canvas and doing watercolours.
birthday, a retrospective of his work is organized at the "Künsthalle"
in Bremen (1987) : Prints, Watercolours, Oils, and at
the "Mönchehaus" in Goslar" (1988).
Selection of works and lay-out
under the responsibility of Brigitte Coudrain.
by museum curator Dr. Siegfried
Friedlaender is interviewed by
the DR. Salzmann for "Punkt" magazine.
Fid 1988 -Gravure-
publishes the fourth volume of the descriptive catalogue of his
printed work (102 prints reproduced).
Presse" publishes the album "Pour un herbier nocturne" (For a nighttime
five prints -.
de Provence" publish "Les Regrets,
Rêveries couleur du temps"
Musings In Our Times), text by Marcel Proust, five
31, France Culture (French national radio) devotes a program to him in
the series "Mémoire du siècle" (Memory
of the century) entitled
Friedlaender, Graveur, Peintre" (Johnny
Friedlaender, Engraver, Painter). Talks with Pascale Lismonde.
to Villeneuve-lez-Avignon in the company of Brigitte to see the famed
"Crowning of the Virgin", painting by Enguerrand Quarton.
a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Belgium, presided by
Philippe Robert Jones.
|Paysage - Oil on Canvas -
Friedlaender paints what will turn out to be his last oil painting, his
last watercolour and
produces his last engraved print at Leblanc’s atelier.
October,on the occasion of the "Biennale" in Venice, he is invited
to the exhibition entitled "Oltre il segno : quattro maestri della
grafica contemporanea" : Johnny Friedlaender, Henri Goetz, Stanley
Hayter, Emilio Vedova. Catalogue, four interviews.
the beginning of the year, with Brigitte
Coudrain, the idea of a donation to the Museum in Dresden had taken
form. As he was now too sick, Brigitte Coudrain played host in his
stead, at his home, rue Saint Jacques in Paris, to Werner Schmidt,
curator of the “Küpferstichkabinet” in Dresden.
occasion, the gift of an oil painting on canvas entitled "Paysage au
Ciel Noir" (Landscape
under Black Sky) was made, to which would be added the donation of
some 150 of his prints.
May 6 to June 5, in his absence, retrospective for his eightieth
birthday at the "Bundeskanzleramt" (Chancellery) at Bonn, speech
by Dr.Helmut Kohl. Curator Werner Schmidt is present.
in Paris on the eighteenth of June.
Berthold Roland, Curator of the "Landesmuseum" in Mainz, posthumously
awards him the "Paul Strecker" medal.
for his eightieth birthday turns into two posthumous homages:
21 to September 6 at the “Landesmuseum” in Mainz.
4 to November 29, at the “Angermuseum” in Erfurt.
publishes "Johnny Friedlaender, Bonn - Mainz - Erfurt 1992".
German press pays him a major tribute
desired and organized by
Brigitte Coudrain, a double exhibition of his work is held at "Goethe
Institut" and the "Couvent des Cordeliers" in Paris. Vernissage-prelims
by Albert Flocon. Paintings, prints,
watercolours and tapestries
the presence of Jean-Marie Dunoyer.
"Johnny Friedlaender, from Dresden to Paris, from black to colour".
radio programme by Pierre Descargues is devoted to his work on
donation made by Brigitte Coudrain to the Museum of
Dresden (paintings, sketches and prints.)
1995, "Galerie Kutter" in Luxemburg. "Friedlaender :
paintings, watercolours, etchings". Catalogue, text by Brigitte
Sanchez" in Paris, publishes and organizes an
exhibition of the album "Dresden, The Hague, Paris", titled by
Brigitte Coudrain, regrouping eleven unpublished prints dating from
1995. These are printed in the Leblanc Atelier by the copper-plate
copper-plates, much regretted by Friedlaender who believed them lost
or destroyed, had accompanied him on his flight through Europe.
Johnny, they had survived the ransacking of their studio during the
lying forgotten for several decades, they were discovered by chance,
by Brigitte Coudrain, after Fiedlaender’s death, in the double
bottom of a cupboard, in the apartment located Impasse du Rouet.
Coudrain decides to make
the first Friedlaender donation to the "Musée Unterlinden" in
of this donation takes place from December 13, 1996 to February
28, 1997, with Sylvie Ramond acting as commissioner.
published by the "Musée Unterlinden".
Unterlinden" in Colmar ; from October 19, 1997 to March 1, 1998,
exhibition and publication of the brochure : "Abstractions, France
Bryen, Debré, Degottex, Dubuffet, Estève,
Fautrier, Friedlaender , Hantaï , Hartung, Lapicque, Magnelli, Manessier,
Michaux, Poliakoff, Reigl, Soulages, de Staël, Tal-Coat, Bram and
Geer Van Velde, Vieira da Silva, Wols, Wou-Ki.
published by the "Musée Unterlinden".
Coudrain decides to make the first donation to the "Jacques Doucet"
Library of the I.N.H.A. in Paris (proofs, copper-plates, drawings…)
in Krefeld publishes the fifth and last volume of the descriptive
catalogue of his printed work (1988-1992), 33 prints reproduced (text
Werner Schmidt, photographs by Paul Decottignies).
in Braunschweig and Trier.
|Femme nue (1939?)
- Copper plate
of "Johnny Friedlaender, Gravures inédites", 100 prints rediscovered
as a complement to
the exhibition of the prints included in this second donation by
The exhibition is organized by the "Musée
d'Unterlinden", with Sylvie Lecoq-Ramond as commissioner, published by
"RMN" in the series "reConnaître" (Recognize).
entitled "Vom Otto Mueller Bis Oskar Schlemmer, Künstler der Breslauer Akademie (From Otto Mueller to Oskar Schlemmer, Artists of Breslauer Akademie).
May 11 to August 11, 2002, "Staatliches Museum" in Schwerin.
September 1 to October 27, 2002, "Museum Ostdeutsche
- From November
20 to January 19, 2003, "Nationalmuseum", in Wroclaw.
by Hela Baudis referring to Philippe
of the Belgian Royal Arts Museums - catalogues
Presse" 1976 and "Mainz" 1992-. The object being
to give Friedlaender further recognition as the "Master of Interior
May to September
2006, exhibition at the "Prieuré d’Airaines" (Somme district, north of
Paris) : drawings, watercolours, oils, tapestries.
exhibition for the second
donation to the I.N.H.A. (National Institute of the History of Art) by
Brigitte Coudrain (archives, catalogues, correspondence, invitations,
this occasion, an exhibition entitled "Johnny Friedlaender, le graveur dans son temps"
(J. F., the
engraver of his time) is held.
September 18 to November 8, 2008 : "L' Artiste et son Oeuvre" (The
artist and his work).
November 18 to January 3, 2009 : "Autour d'un Atelier" (In and around
Commissioner Isabelle Cahn, catalogue published by the I.N.H.A, foreword Antoinette Le Normand-Romain.