Jean Cocteau



Jean Cocteau




1889Born in Yvelines, France

1900 – 1904Attended the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, France, however, left school shortly afterwards to pursue a writing career

1908Published his first collection of poems, La Lampe d’Aladin
Met the famous Russian ballet-impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who ran the Ballets Russes

1920Founded the magazine Le Coq together with Raymond Radiguet

1929Published hiis most famous novel, Les Enfants Terribles(Children of the Game)

1930Made the first film, Le Sang d’un poète

1963Died in Milly-la-Forêt, France



2013The Furnace of the Angels and All'Ambic - MUDAC - Musée de design es d`arts appliques contemporains, Lausanne
The Drawing Project - Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
sous influences - arts plastiques et psychotropes - La Maison Rouge, Paris
Picasso, Matisse, Chagall u.a. – Künstlerplakate aus der Werkstatt Mourlot - Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen

2012Jean Cocteau, unique et multiple - Musée Fabre, Montpellier
Der Nackte Mann - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
nackte männer von 1800 bis heute - Leopold Museum, Vienna
From Picasso to Koons. Artist’s Jewellery - Benaki Museum, Athens
Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Trasfiguration - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

2011 Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2010The Surreal Film House and Surreal Competition, Barbican Art Gallery, London, U.K
Jean Cocteau: sur les pas d'un magicien, Palais Lumière, Evian, France

2009The Lovers by Jean Cocteau, Cocteau Museum, Menton, France
Jean Cocteau et la Méditerranée, Palais des Arts, Marseille, France

2008Jean Cocteau: The Orphic Trilogy, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Picasso 1917-1937, l'Arlecchino del Arte, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy
Cocteau dessine l'Europe, Cosmopolis, Nantes, France

2007Writer's Brush: Paintings and Drawings by Writers, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Théâtre, cinéma, music-hall, ballet, Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, France

2006Théâtre de la Mode, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA
Picasso and the Theatre, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Framkfurt, Germany
La main du poète: The Hand of the Poet, Flers Castle Museum, Flers, France

2003Jean Cocteau: Spanning the Century, Center Pompidou, Paris, France
Jean Cocteau: Enfant Terrible, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2001Jean Cocteau and Spain, Reina Sofia National Museum of Art, Madrid, Spain
Jean Cocteau: "Ils" Angels and Demons, Bunkamura Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; traveling to: Eki Museum, Kyoto, Japan

2000Erotic works of Jean Cocteau, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Jean Cocteau, James Van Dammer Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

1994Dance in Cocteau's Era, Serverin Wunderman Museum, Irvine, CA



1955member of the Académie française and The Royal Academy of Belgium

1950won the Grand Prix at the Venice Film Festival

1949awarded a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour



Severin Wunderman Museum, Irvine, CA
Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, France
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Jean Cocteau Museum, Menton, France
The Cartier Colletion, Paris, France
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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