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RENE BERTHOLO (Portuguese / 1935-2005)

One of the most important Portuguese artists of the second half of the twentieth century, René Bertholo was born in Alhandra, near Lisbon. He studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Lisbon, and also at the Superior School of Fine Arts. In 1958 René Bertholo moved to Paris, where he allied himself with artists such as Lourdes Castro (his wife), Christo, and Jan Voss in the KWY group, and co-founded the journal of the same name. The work of the KWY artists can be seen in the context of CoBrA and Pop Artists of the same period, and of the French school of Nouvelle Figuration. As a sculptor, René Bertholo became known for incorporating random electronic sounds in his kinetic sculptures, with which he staged Musical Disconcerts. In 2003 René Bertholo held his last exhibition, Recent Paintings, at Galeria Fernando Santos. There was also a Retrospective of the art of René Bertholo at the Serralves Museum in 2000, with a catalogue. Our lithographs by René Bertholo come from early in his career; the first was published by Galerie Krugier, Geneva, to mark his participation in the groundbreaking 1964 exhibition Rencontres: Jeune peinture et sculptures internationales, alongside artists such as Valerio Adami, Horst Antes, David Hockney, Henri Luginbühl, Bernard Rancillac, Hervé Télémaque, and Ghislain Uhry. The catalogue for this exhibition mistakenly listed the artist as André Bertholo.

See also:

VALERIO ADAMI
HORST ANTES
BERNHARD LUGINBUHL
BERNARD RANCILLAC
HERVE TELEMAQUE
GHISLAIN UHRY

Selected prints by RENE BERTHOLO

Voyage sur
L'Intrépide, 1967
Lithograph
Untitled composition, 1964
Lithograph

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