Bores is born
in Madrid on 6th May.
After finishing his studies
in the School of the Conception, he studies Engineering and Law
but leaves both degrees unfinished in order to dedicate more time
Bores and His family
He enters the
Cecilio Pla academy, where he will remain for three years. He studies
with models for the first time. He studies together with Pancho
Cossío, Manuel Ángeles Ortiz and Joaquin Peinado, amongst others.
the Prado Museum, he makes copies from Velázquez, Goya and Titian.
|| His works are
rejected by the National Exhibition.
|| He participates
in the National Exhibition of Fine Art or Salones Oficiales.
He is in touch
with the Ultraist movement. He frequents literary circles and participates
in important literary gatherings. From then until 1928, he publishes
woodcuts in numerous magazines, such as Alfar, Horizonte, Tobogán,
Cruz y Raya, Indice, Sí and España. He produces
numerous vignettes for the covers of the Revista de Occidente.
He attends the Julio Moisés Academy, where he coincides with Dalí
and Benjamín Palencia .
Self Portrait, 1926
He participates in
the First Exhibition of the Iberian Artists' Society,
held in Madrid, with sixteen oil paintings and two water colours.
In view of the lack of interest shown towards young art, such
as that of Dalí, Moreno Villa, Palencia or Alberto, he decides
to leave Spain and go to Paris. Once in Paris, he meets with
his friend, Cossío, and moves into a study in the Avenue du
Maine, situated in the Montparnasse district. His first setback
occurs when his works are rejected by the Salon d'Automne.
He meets Picasso and Juan Gris.
He designs the cover for El
Decamerón Negro by Leon Frobenius (Revista de Occidente).
Summer spent in Juan-les-Pins,
where he meets with Joaquín Peinado and Sabartés, amongst others.
Rue Julie, 1928
He moves his study
to Rue Julie. He comes into contact with the dealers, Jacques
Bernheim and Léonce Rosenberg, and with the Pierre and Percier
Galleries. He signs his first contract with the Percier Gallery,
where the first exhibition of his own work is held in June.
First highly favourable article from the critic and publisher
Tériade in the magazine Cahiers d'art (Vol 3).
In Madrid, La Gaceta Literaria publishes an article
on Bores by Benjamín Jarnés which is translated by Tériade.
Bores draws four illustrations for the book of poems by José
María Hinojosa, La rosa de los vientos, which
was published in the seventh supplement of the magazine, Litoral
He broadens his circle of friendships: Jules Supervielle,
Max Jacob, Jean Cocteau, Raymond Radiguet, Louis Aragon, André
Breton, Paul Eluard, Christian Zervos and Man Ray.… Through
Tériade, he meets Suzanne Roger and André Beaudin .
Portrait of Raïa, 1928
Supervielle's book of poems, Saisir, is published by
the NRF, with a portrait of the author painted by Bores and
engraved in wood by Georges Aubert.
Group exhibition at the
Valentine Gallery in New York of works by Viñes, Beaudin and
He exhibits his work at the Salon des Tuileries and
at the first Salon des Vrais Indépendants.
He begins to paint in a
less abstract way. In the summer, he travels to Grasse and Cros-de-Cagnes,
accompanied by Raïa Perewozka, whom he had met in 1928 in Paris
in the Café du Dôme. "... a stay in the Midi, near Grasse, precipitates
things: I felt subjugated by the light, the fruits, the women of
that region. And again I began to paint landscapes and figures ".
He exhibits his work at the Salon des Surindépendants.
He takes part in the exhibition of painting and sculpture by resident
Spanish artists in Paris, held at the Botanic Gardens in Madrid,
and in several group exhibitions: one in Zurich, Peintres de
Paris , and two other exhibitions at the Galerie Vavin-Raspail
in París, in May and October respectively.
Raïa, Bores and Tériade at Grasse,
Raïa. Tériade and the painter Abraham Rattner are witnesses.
He stays on the Côte d'Azur with Tériade, near Grasse, and
later at Cagnes-sur-Mer, with Picasso, his wife, Olga, and
their son, Paulo.
He continues painting landscapes and still
He takes part in two group exhibitions, one at the Museum
of Modern Art in New York, and another at the Casino in San
Sebastián: Exposición de Arquitectura y Pintura Modernas
(Cossío, Picasso, Gris, Viñes, Pruna, Ponce de León, Moreno
Villa, Uzalai, Maruja Mallo, Bores, Alfonso Olivares, M.Ángeles
Ortiz, Maura Salas, J.Peinado, Olasagasti, Cabanas Eurausquin
Bores in His Studio, 1931
Single artist exhibition
of works from the period 1927 to 1931 at the Galerie Georges
Bernheim in París.
From now until 1938 he will participate
every year at the Salon des Surindépendants, after which date
he will continue to do so in a more sporadic fashion.
He forms part of three group exhibitions: at the Galerie Georges
Petit in Paris (recent works by Beaudin, Bores, Cossío, Dalí,
Giacometti, Laurens, Lurçat, Marcoussis, Masson, Max Ernst,
Miró, Ozenfant, Torres-Garcí and Zadkine); of a sample collection
of works by the Iberian Artists' Society in San Sebastián
; and at the Peintres de Paris exhibition in New Orleans.
At Lucerne, his daughter Carmen is born.
He signs a contract with Swiss
dealer, Max Berger, director of the Galerie Vavin-Raspail
in Paris, with which he will maintain a relationship until
its close in 1934.
Monographic edition of the magazine Les Arts Plastiques
(Vol. 10), published by the Galerie Vavin-Raspail.
1931 and 1932 he moves his studio twice: first to 147, Rue
Broca and later to 76, Rue des Plantes, where he also moves
He meets the sculptors, Henri Laurens and Alberto
Giacometti, and diplomat and writer, Paul Petit.
|| Single artist
exhibition at the Galerie Vavin-Raspail. "More precision in form and
more intensity in colour.... New exploration of pure painting through
a motif of lesser importance."
He spends the summer at Vinaroz with
his family; he paints landscapes.
|| Single artist
exhibition at the Galerie Vavin-Raspail, with works whose "themes
show more realism".
He takes part in an exhibition held by the Iberian
Artists' Society in Berlín and in a group exhibition at the Galerie
Holidays with his family and Pierre Reverdy at Varangeville,
where he coincides with Georges Braque and his wife.
He moves his
studio to Rue de la Glacière, where he lives with Raïa and his daughter.
For financial reasons, Raïa and his daughter Carmen move to Madrid
to live with his mother.
exhibition with André Beaudin and Salvador Dalí at the Zwemmer
Gallery in London. He takes part in the Minotaure Exhibition
held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
He etches as illustration for the poetry of Louis Bauguion,
Cœur au Zénith (Paris, cahiers libres).
He designs the
cover for Vol. 5 of the magazine Minotaure. He contributes
four drawings to the magazine, Cruz y Raya, Vol. 12.
the Zwemmer Gallery in London to hold a single artist exhibition
He illustrates the poems of Jean Paul Collet, La Vie même
(Paris, G.L.M.) and he contributes drawings to La Bête noire.
He takes part in the painting and sculpture exhibition
at the Collège d'Espagne in the Cité Universitaire in Paris.
In July, with the signing of a renewable contract, he makes his
first contact with Daniel-Henry Khanweiler, director of the Galerie
Simòn in Paris.
In September, he returns to Madrid with his family, where
he will remain until the outbreak of the Civil War.
He takes part
in the exhibition L´art espagnol contemporain at theJeu de
Paume in Paris.
Single artist exhibition at The Arts Club in Chicago.
He moves to
the Rue Villa Saint-Jacques, where he will remain until the end
of his life.
His son Daniel is born in Paris. He is named Daniel
after Daniel-Henry Khanweiler.
First single artist exhibition at
the Galerie Simon.
He forms part of the Spanish Pavilion at the
Petit Palais and of two group exhibitions in Stockholm and Copenhagen.
artist exhibition at the Stanley Rose Gallery in Hollywood
artist exhibition at the Buchholz Gallery in New York. The Second
World War breaks out. He and his family move to San Juan de Luz.
Paysage au crépuscule, 1940
at San Juan de Luz, where he meets with Matisse almost daily.
He and his family
return to Paris.
He forms part of the sample collection, Vingt jeunes peintres
de tradition française at the Galerie Braun in Paris.
continues to work with the Galerie Simon and he makes an agreement
with the Galerie Alfred Poyet.
He works with
the Galerie Renou et Colle.
In view of the
worsening situation in France, he travels to Madrid with his family.
He returns to Paris in September, but his family will remain in
Spain until 1945.
Book Presentation: Cinq peintres d´aujourd´hui (Borés, Beaudin,
Gischia, Estève, Pignon), with text by Roger Lesbats, and
edited by André Léjard.
He stops working with the Galerie Simon but continues to collaborate
with the Galerie Renou et Colle and the Galerie Alfred Poyet.
First contact with the dealer Louis Carré,
who buys some of his works.
He paints one
of his few large works from that period: L´Eté. Single artist
exhibition at the Galerie Renou et Colle.
He takes part
in numerous group exhibitions, both in France and abroad: Brussels,
Rome, New York, Dublin, Ottawa, Luxembourg and The Hague.
Two single artist
exhibitions at the Galerie de France in Paris and the Galeries Apollo
He takes part in the exhibition El Arte en la España Republicana
- Artistas Españoles de la Escuela de París in Prague, where
he exhibits his painting, Espagne (1937), and also in the
Art et Résistance exhibition in Paris.
Through the Danish painter
Mogens Andersen, he renews his commercial contact with Denmark and
purchase his work Nature morte au biscuit, one of the numerous
acquisitions that they will continue to make until the sixties,
thereby attaining a large representation of Bores' work, which is
distributed amongst the museums and The National Foundation.
exhibition at the Kunstforeningen in Copenhagen.
artist exhibitions at the Galerie Moos in Geneva and Zurich, at
the Galerie Per in Oslo and at the Galerie de France in Paris.
Museum of Modern Art in New York buys L'Essayage (Souvenir imaginaire)
(1934), one of the largest of Bores' paintings.
exhibitions at the Galerie Pierre in Paris, at the Birchs Kunsthandel
in Copenhagen, and at the Konstmuseum in Aalborg.
He forms part
of the group of artists who collaborate with the Galerie Louis Carré
Single artist exhibition at the Galerie Artek in Helsinki, and at
some group exhibitions: L'Ecole de París,1900-1950 exhibition
at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, and also the Peintres
Parisiens de la Deuxième génération at the Kunsthalle in Basle,
amongst others. His first granddaughter, Anne, is born.
He takes part
in the Malerei en París Heute exhibition at the Kunsthaus
He takes part
in various group exhibitions in Lausanne, Turin, Gotteburg, Japan,
Australia, Israel and also at the Galerie Louis Carré.
artist exhibition at the Galerie Louis Carré, with works
ranging from 1951 to 1954. A catalogue is published with illustrations
and vignettes by Bores and a presentation text by Tériade.
is repeated at the Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet in Stockholm.
He takes part
in numerous group exhibitions.
First collaboration with the Carnegie Institute Award in Pittsburgh
with Le Pêcheur (1953), the work chosen for the poster of
From 1954 to 1959, he will regularly
exhibit his works at the Galerie Charpentier in Paris at their annual
exhibition dedicated to the Paris School. His grandaughter, Hélène,
exhibition at the Galerie Louis Carré with the catalogue prologue
written by Jacques Lassaigne.
Monographic article published by Jean
Grenier in the magazine L'Œil.
exhibition at the Galerie Louis Carré, with the catalogue prologue
by Jacques Lassaigne and an interview by Jean-José Marchand.
Nature morte aux pinceaux,
part in the Guggenheim International Award in The Solomon
R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
with the Carnegie Institute Award in Pittsburgh with Nu devant
la mer (1957).
Single artist exhibition of gouaches at the Galerie
du Pont Royal in Paris.
artist exhibitions, two in New York at the Albert Loeb Gallery and
the Pierre Berés Inc., and another at the Molton Gallery in London,
mainly of works on paper.
artist exhibition at the Galerie Marya in Copenhagen. Monographic
edition of his work, published by Verve, with original lithographs
and text by Jean Grenier.
He illustrates the complete works of Albert Camus (Paris,
Imprimerie nationale, Editor André Sauret:1962) with a series
exhibition at the Galerie Louis Carré in Paris.
selected works at the Crane Kalman Gallery in London.
of gouaches at the Galerie Villand et Galanis in Paris. He designs
stained glass windows for the Chapel of the Montbrison Seminary
in France, and he produces a series of five linen prints to illustrate
El llanto por la muerte de Ignacio Sánchez Mejias, by Federico
García Lorca, for a German publication.
He is nominated
Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Single artist exhibition
at the Galerie Villand et Galanis, with the catalogue prologue written
by R.V. Gindertael.
He illustrates Le neveu de Rameau, by Diderot, for the Propyläen
publishing company in Berlin
Two single artist
exhibitions at the Galleria Pagani in Milan and at the Galerie Villand
He exhibits once more at the Salon d'Automne and at a group exhibition
at the Crane Kalman Gallery
He paints very
few oils but experiments with felt tip pens, thereby leaving a large
collection of drawings which have very special characteristics
Single artist exhibition of gouaches at the Galerie Georges Bongers
He participates in two group exhibitions: at the Crane Kalman
Gallery and at the Galería Theo in Madrid.
artist exhibition of gouaches in Esch s/Alzette, Luxembourg.
of selected works at the Crane Kalman Gallery. Exhibition of
his recent works at the Gallery Theo in Madrid.
Bores dies in Paris on 10th May.