Moderni/Paolo Vallorz

Biography

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Paolo Vallorz was born in 1931 in Caldès, Val di Sole. In 1948 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. The following year he moved to Paris where he studied at the Accademia Libera della Grande Chaumière du Montparnasse. In these years he frequented Alberto Burri, César, Yves Klein, Giacometti and Pierre Restany. The production of that period takes on an abstract character, characterized by geometric works, then informal. During his mature years, he personally bought back those works in order to destroy them, as he could no longer identify with what he had done. He then resumed painting, favouring landscapes, especially those of his native valley. In 1993 he donated a large number of works to the Mart of Rovereto, belonging to three thematic series, each of which corresponds to one of his favorite subjects of the last twenty years of the twentieth century: landscape, still life and portrait. The Mart has dedicated two personal exhibitions to him: Paolo Vallorz. Nature as a History of Man, in 2005, and The Donation Paolo Vallorz in 2011. In 1995, Jean Clair, director of the Picasso Museum in Paris and a great admirer of it, invited him to exhibit his work in the very important exhibition Identity and Otherness, which celebrated the centenary of the Venice Biennale. Vallorz spends his last time between Paris and Caldes, painting the landscapes he loves so much (2017).

Exhibitions

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Among the main solo exhibitions we remember:

1998
Les nus et les morts, Galerie Trigano, Paris (F)
Cieli, Galleria Goethe, Bolzano and Galleria Appiani Arte Trentadue, Milan (I)

1995-1996
Paolo Vallorz. Still Life, Galleria dell’Officina, Brescia and Galleria il Triangolo, Cremona (I)

1994
La Donazione Paolo Vallorz in the collections of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Palazzo delle Albere, Trento (I)

1993
Paolo Vallorz. Figures 1959-1970, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Palazzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano (I)

1992
Drawings, landscapes and nudes, Galleria Il Cenacolo, Trento (I)
Paolo Vallorz. Works 1968-1992, Galerie de La Présidence, Paris (F)

1991
Paolo Vallorz, Castello di Caldès (I); Vallorz, Galleria Goethe, Bolzano (I)
Torrenti alberi rocce, Santuario di San Romedio (I)
Nudi, paesaggi e nature morte 1975-1991, Galleria La Sanseverina, Parma (I)

1989
Vallorz. Works 1942-1989, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence and Palazzo Guasco, Alessandria (I)
Paolo Vallorz. Naked portraits, figures. Works from 1960 to 1989, Compagnia del Disegno and Galleria Bergamini, Milan (I)

1986-87
Paolo Vallorz, Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome (I)

1986
Paolo Vallorz, Galleria Bergamini, Milan (I)

1982
Portraits and Figures by Paolo Vallorz, Compagnia del Disegno, Milan (I)

1979
Le albe e i tramonti, Compagnia del Disegno, Milan (I)

1975
Nudi alla porta, Galleria Mario Tazzoli, Milan and Galleria La Parisina, Turin (I)

1970
Vallorz, Castello di Caldès, Caldés (I)

1967
Paolo Vallorz, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris (F)

1964
Paolo Vallorz. Recent Paintings, Albert Loeb Gallery, New York (US)

1962
Vallorz First Solo Show in the United States, Albert Loeb Gallery, New York (US)

1954-55
Paolo Vallorz, Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris (F)

1950
Paolo Vallorz, Trento and City Gallery, Varena (I)

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