Francois Morellet | i |
last name: Morellet
first name: Francois
birthday: 1926
birth-place: Cholet (France)
death date: May 10, 2016
died in: Cholet (France)

Morellet was first a land-art painter.
He later switched to abstract painting and developed his own very geometric and systematic style, in part allowing for random elements.
Some of his works may be considered near to the Dadaists.


30.4.1926 Born in Cholet-sur-Loire, Maine-et-Loire (FR)
1946 marriage with Danielle Marchand
since 1950 abstract works
1960 co-founder of the artists’ association G.R.A.V. (Groupe de Recherche d’Art visuel), which existed until 1968
since 1962 outdoor works
since 1963 light-installations with neon-tubes
1964 first participation at the “Documenta”, Kassel, Germany, with an interactive light-installation
1970 first “désintégrations architecturales”, installations in public space
1973 first works on wall from the series “tableaux déstabilisés”
1996 first works from the series. “lunatiques” with neon-tubes
10.5.2016 Died in Cholet-sur-Loire, Maine-et-Loire (FR)
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