Wladimir de (Wlodzimierz) Terlikowski (1873-1951)
Paris in the early 20th century was a mecca for modern artists of the Western world.
The French and emigre artists working in this center of artistic activity are now referred to as the School of Paris. It was here that expatriate Wladimir de Terlikowski (1873-1951) found his milieu and became a painter of great distinction. Known as “the Polish Master,” his canvases are admired for their vibrant color and the luscious application of paint with the palette knife. Terlikowski refused to be typecast and therefore was hesitant to associate with any one group of painters. Yet the influences of the multiple art movements of the timessuch as Impressionists, Cubists, and Fauves – are especially recognizable in his works.
The artists’ quarters of Montparnasse and Montmartre were especially popular. Thus, artists such as Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, Soutine, Chagall, and many other avant-garde painters were also active alongside Terlikowski.
Terlikowski enjoyed the company of his peers and they would gather at night in the cafes. During the day they would exhibit in the galleries. His 1913 one man exhibition at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune immediately followed Matisse’s show of Moroccan paintings. Then in 1924 his marriage to the daughter of the Prime Minister of France placed him in aristocratic circles that brought him commissions from palaces, museums, and private collectors.
As a result of his artistic achievement he was made a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor in 1918.
Then in 1933, after completing a significant body of work portraying Moroccan women, he was promoted to officer of the Legion of Honor. This success led to the publication of “Terlikowski Peintre de Figures” in 1934, a full color volume of his portraits. Today, Bennard Perlman’s 1998 book “Wladimir de Terlikowski – His Life and Art” is the definitive biography of this fascinating artist.
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1873 – Born April near Warsaw, Poland
1884 – Runs away from home and gets as far as Kracow, Poland
1885 – Returns home
1887 – Runs away from home again then travels on a barge to Danzig, Poland
ca. 1889 – Lives in Munich and Germany
1891-1898 – Lives in Paris and France
1898-1899 – A time of frequent travel, spends time in Marseilles, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Italy and then Singapore
1899-1904 – Then spends time in Australia and New Zealand
1900 – First one-man exhibition at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune
1905 – Then spends time in Hong Kong, London and Paris
1909-1913 – Then spends time in Auvergne, Besse-en-Chandesse, Murol, Col de Diane, Clermont-Ferrand, Paris and Normandy
1913 – One-man exhibition at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune which immediately followed one of Matisse’s most noteworthy show of Moroccan paintings
1914-1918 – Then spends time in Troyes, Brittany, Martigues and Paris
1918 – Named a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor in recognition of his artistic achievement
1919-1920 – Lives in Paris
1921-1924 – Then spends time in Paris, Villefranche, Cimiez, Venice, Antibes and Saint Tropex
1924 – Then spends time in Paris, Venice, Saint-Tropez and Sospel
1924 – His marriage to the daughter of the Prime Minister of France, Jeanne Leygues Rockwell, placed him in aristocratic circles. Which finally brought him commissions from palaces, museums, and private collectors
1925 – Divides time between Paris and Venice
1926 – Then spends time in Venice, Italian Alps, Menton and Paris
1927 – Then spends time in Paris, Venice, Nice, Spain and Morocco
1927 – Publication of “W. DE TERLIKOWSKI PEINTRE” published by Arsene Alexandre
1928 – Then spends time in Paris, Montpellier and Venice
1929- Divides time between Morocco and Venice
1930 – Divides time between Spain and Venice
1930 – Publication of W. De Terlikowski by Jan-Topass
1933 – Lives in Venice
1933 – After completing a significant body of work portraying Moroccan women this resulted in his promotion to officer of the Legion of Honor
1934 – Publication of “Terlikowski Peintre de Figures” by Arsene Alexandre
1935 – Lives in Venice
1936 – Then spends time in Paris, Honfleur, Venice, Verona and Rome
1937 – Saint-Raphael
1937-1940 – Lives in Paris
1940-1948 – Lives in Villeneuve-sur-Lot
1951 – Dies February 6th in Paris
1998 – Publication of “Wladimir de Terlikowski – His Life and Art” is published thus becoming the definitive biography of this fascinating artist.
|National Museum of Warsaw||n/a||Warsaw||Poland|
|Petit Palais Museum of Geneva||Musee Petit Palais de Geneve||Geneva||Switzerland|
|Pompidou Center||Centre Georges Pompidou||Paris||France|
|Troyes Museum||Musee de Troyes||Troyes||France|
|Fine Arts Museum of Lyon||Musee des Beaux Arts de Lyon||Lyon||France|
|Museum of the School of Murols Painters||Musee des Peintres de l’Ecole de Murols||Murols||France|
|Fine Arts Museum of Marseilles||Musee des Beaux Arts de Marseilles||Marseilles||France|
|Grenoble Museum||Musee de Grenoble||Grenoble||France|
|Fine Arts Museum||Musee des Beaux Arts||Bordeaux||France|
|Roger Quilliot Museum||Musee d”Art Roger Quilliot a Clermont-Ferrand||Clermont-Ferrand||France|
|Gajac Museum||Musee de Gajac||Villeneuve-sur Lot…..||France|
|Mandet Museum of Riom||Musee Mandet de Riom||Riom||France|