Pierre Tal-Coat

(1905, Clohars-Carnoët -1985, Saint Pierre-de-Bailleul)

Tal-Coat, this borrowed name from the "front de bois", testifies to the artist's attachment to nature.

"He is an tireless surveyor who experiences with his body the space he appropriates. He grasps the outlines of a landscape, its contrasts, its harmony, the spirit of a nature that escapes his sight, since it is only interior. Little by little, the figure vanishes in favor of the matter, without breaking, but by sliding. "
(excerpts from Marie-Françoise Le Saux, "Tal Coat among the giants", in Pierre qui roule, the landscape figures, 2012, éditions Françoise Livinec)

Tal Coat's internalized landscapes give rise to a strong and personal expression that earned him the admiration of his contemporaries.

Exhibitions selected

Solo exhibitions

2005 - Pierre Tal-Coat, Galerie Vodal-Saint Phalle, Paris

1997 - Tal-Coat, Musée Picasso, Antibes, France

1997 - Tal-Coat, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Quimper, France

1997 - Tal-Coat devant l'image, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, Suisse

1991 - Tal-Coat, lavie et aquarelles, Musée Matisse, la Cateau Cambrésis, France

1990 - Tal-Coat, oeuvres de 1948 à 1965, Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille

1988 - Tal-Coat, rétrospective des dessins et oeuvres sur papier, Musée et bibliothèque, Rennes

1986 - Tal-Coat, Galerie Art Point, Tokyo, Japan

1985 - Tal-Coat, New Museum of contemporary art , New-York, USA

1976 - Retrospective Tal-Coat, Grand Palais, Paris

1956 - French Pavillion , Biennale Internationale, Venise, Italie

Groupe shows

2005 - Accrochage, Galerie Bernard Bouche, Paris

2004 - Voir en peinture, Center of contemporary art, Warsaw, Poland

2002 - Visite, Galerie Hashmaister, Münster, Germany

1984 - Les années Provence, Espace 21, Aix-en-Provence, France

1959 - Quinze peintres de Paris, Galerie Corcoran, Washington, USA


Museum of Modern Art ? MoMA, New-York

Musée National d?Art Moderne ? Centre Pompidou, Paris

Musée d?art moderne de la Ville de Paris

Musée d?Art et d?Histoire, Genève

Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Quimper

Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan

Fondation Maeght, Vence