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Lachaise Exhibition with MonumentalWorks
Being Made Available to a Few Select Institutions
Upon its Return from European Museum Tour

The GASTON LACHAISE: SCULPTURE & DRAWINGS Exhibition will be returning from a highly successful tour of museums in Europe in 2007. It is currently scheduled for presentation at the New Orleans Museum of Art in the Fall of 2007. An additional venue is being sought beginning in December 2007 or January 2008.

The exhibition includes a total of 80 sculptures, including 9 monumental works by Lachaise never before exhibited together at one time, 2 marbles, 69 medium and small size museums and 16 drawings. A special catalogue is planned for the exhibition to be published by Abrahms.

Lachaise, born in France, is best known for his interpretationsin bronze of the female form, and is considered to be one of the most significantsculptors to have worked in the US during the early part of thie 20th Century. 

His sculptures are included in the collections of MOMA,New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The San Francisco Museumof Art, UCLA; the Chicago Art Institute; The Hirshhorn Museum, Wash., DC;and numerous others.

Mitzi Landau, Executive Director of Landau Traveling Exhibitions has worked with the Lachaise Foundation since 1967. Landau Traveling Exhibitions is responsible for circulating a smaller traveling exhibtion of the works of Lachaise to more than 130 museums over the past 30 years.

Monumental Works

1. Elevation 1912-27, bronze
177.8 cm h. (70 in.)


2. Floating Figure, 1927, bronze
119.4 cm h. (47 in.)

3. Heroic Man, 1930-34, bronze
251.5 cm h. (99 in.)

4. Standing Woman 1932, bronze
224.8 cm h. (88 1/2 in.)


5. Bas Relief Woman, c. 1930-1935, bronze
218.4 cm h. (86 in.)


 6. Mountain, 1934, bronze
101.6 cm h. (40 in.)

7. Dans La Nuit (Lovers), 1935, bronze
77.5 cm h. (30 1/2 in.)

8. Standing Woman, 1935, bronze
200.7 cm h. (79 in.)


9. Two Peacocks, c. 1918
(57 in. and 83 in.)


About Lachaise

Article from Connoisser's Quarterly

Gaston Lachaise: Brief Chronology

1882 Born in Paris, March 19.

1895 Enters Ecole Bernard Palissy to study sculpture.

1898 Enters the Acadernie Nationale des Beaux-Arts tostudy in the Atelier Gabriel Jules Thomas.

1899-1903 Exhibits in the annual Salon. Military Service.Meets Isabel Dutaud Nagle.

1904-1905 Leaves the Beaux-Arts. Begins work for ReneLalique.

1906-1912 In Boston, working for Henry Hudson Kitson.

1912-1913 Leaves Kitson, works independently. Meets PaulManship and becomes his assistant.

1917 Marries Isabel Nagle, June 25, New York City.

1918 One-man show at Stephan Bourgeois Galleries. Elevationshown.

1920 One-man show at Stephan Bourgeois Galleries. e.e.cummings’ appreciation published in The DiaL

1922 Joins Kraushaar Gallery. Resigns as Director, Societyof Independent Artists.

1924 Alben Gallatin book on Gaston Lacliaise.

1927 One-man show at Alfred Sfieglitz’ The Intimate Gallery.FloatingWoman shown in plaster

1928 One-man show at the Brummer Gallery. National CoastGuard Memorial, Washington.

1931 Reliefs executed for R.C.A. Building, RockefellerCenter.

1932 Large plaster relief for Century of Progress Exposition,Chicago World’s Falr. One-man show, Philadelphia Art Alliance.

1933 Heroic Woman, 1930-33, cast in bronze.

1934 Reliefs for International Building, Rockefeller Center;New York. La Montagne executed in cement.

1935 Gaston Lachaise Retrospective Exhibition, Museumof Modern Art, New York, January-March. Publication of catalog with essayby Lincoln Kirstein.

1935 Death of Lachaise, New York City, October 17.

1937 One-man show at Whitney Museum.

1938 One-man show at Brooklyn Museum, February-April.

1947 One-man show, M. Knoedler & Company. Catalog.

1955-1956 One-man show, Weyhe Gallery, New York,December-January.

1957 One-man show, Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, January-February.DynamoMother first exhibited.

1963-1964 One-man show, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,Los Angeles, California, December-January; Whitney Museum of American Art,New York, February-April.

1967 Opening of National Touring Exhibition at San FranciscoMuseum of Art.

1967 Book, The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, editedby Hilton Kramer

1969 One-man show, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York,March-April. One-man show, Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, California,July-September.

1974 Book, Gaston Lachasie: The Man & His Work,byGerald Nordland.

1974-1975 Retrospective exhibition: Herbert F JohnsonMuseum, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y, November-December; The Frederick S. Wight Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, California,January-February; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, March-April;Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June-July.

1980 Special exhibition of works by Lachaise from thepermanent collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, March-April. Exhibition,ThreeAmerican Sculptors and The Female Nude:Lachaise, Nadelman and Airchipenko,FoggArt Museum and Bowdoin College Museum of Art, April-July. Exhibition,GastonLachaise: Sculpture and Drawings organized by California StateCollege, San Bernardino, October-November

1984 Exhibition, Gaston Lachaise Sculpture and Drawings,PortlandMuseum of Art, Portland, Maine, May-September

1985-1986 Exhibition, Portrait Sculpture by GastonLachaise at National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington,D.C., November-February.

1967-2003 National Touring Exhibition continues to travelthroughout the U.S. and Canada to more than 130 museums.

For More Information Contact

Jeffrey Landau
3615 Moore St. Los Angeles, CA
Tel: 310-397-3098   Fax:310-397-3018

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