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Biography

1934
Born in Arles, France

1959
Guest photographer on Jean Cocteau's film Le Testament d'Orph

1966
Recieves the Louis Lumiprize for his film Le drame du taureau

1969
Founded the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles with Jean-Maurice Rouquette and Michel Tournier

1974
Clergue is elected a member of the Acadin Arles

1979
Recieves National Order of Merit from President Giscard d'Estaing, France
Recieves a doctorate in photography at the Universitde Provence, Marseille, France

1986
Clergue is awarded Photographer of the Year by the Foto Fietsa in Higeshikawa, Japan

2003
Presented with the decoration Chevalier de la Ld'Honneur by French president Jacques Chirac

2005
Awarded the Lucie Award for the Outstanding Life Achievement in Fine Arts in Photography

Selected Exhibitions:

2009
Lucien Clergue : The Intimate Picasso, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

2007
Lucien Clergue, Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA (solo)

2006
Lucien Clergue: Fifty Years of Photography - Vintage and Recent Works, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

2004
Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles, France (solo)

2003
Retrospectif: Lucien Clergue, FLATFILEgalleries, Chicago, IL (solo)

2002
Musdes Beaux-Arts, NFrance (solo)

1999
Retrospective exhibition, Museum fKunst und Kultur, Dortmund, Germany (solo)

1998
4 Decades of Photography, SoHo Triad Fine Arts, New York, NY

1997
Signs of Gods and Goddesses: Four Decades of Lucien Clergue's Photography, UCR California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA (solo)

1993
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

1991
Picasso-Clergue on Bullfights, Jan Krugier Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Retrospective ICP, Middle Town Building, New York, NY (solo)

1985
International Center of Photography, New York, NY (solo)
Retrospective, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY (solo)

1973
ICA, London, England (solo)

1962
Pavillion de Marsan, Musdu Louvre, Paris, France (solo)

1961
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Selected Publications:


2005
Lucien Clergue: histoire, Edizioni del Museo, Brescia, Italy
Portraits, Actes Sud, Arles, France

2003
PoPhotographique, preface by Manfred Heiting, edited by E-M. Turck, Prestel Verlag, Munich, Germany

1996
Ph. La suprdd'amour, texts by A. Delb, J & D, Biarritz, France

1985
Lucien Clergue, Eros and Thanatos, texts by M. Tournier and M. Fulton, New York Graphic Society, Boston, MA

1964
Lucien Clergue, Photographe, Die Arche Verlag, Zurich, Switzerland

1960
Poesie der Fotographie, introduction by J. Cocteau, DuMont Shauberg, Cologne, Germany

1957
Corps m, poems by P. Eluard, Seghers, Paris, France