Born 1929 in Istanbul, Turkey
Painter, graphic and ceramic artist
French classical education at the Saint-Michel Dormitory, followed by architectural studies in 1948.
After experiments with the geometrical in art, Albert Bitran soon found his own personal style in the abstract which leads him to his first exhibition in 1951, Paris. The grand gestural and restless strokes with the lyric sense of form and attention on the colour and the materials density, was a challenge to the concrete artists emphasizing on the flat adaptation on the surface. From a rational approach to arts & crafts production, arose a renewed interest in fantasy, creativity and spontaneity, in this way had Albert Bitran originally worked in the concrete abstract style but began in the late fifties to work with a more free and expressive style, where the interaction between the linear architectural and the picturesque, influenced his work.
Albert Bitran exhibited in Galerie Birch the very first time in 1961 and he continued the collaborations with our gallery and came back several times, among others in 63-64-65-67-74-79-83.
Bitrans works are exhibited in leading galleries and represented in famous museums worldwide.
Stephan Gallery, New York
Galliera Museum, Cuba
Randers Kunstmuseum, Denmark
Galerie Arta, Den Haag
Saint-Dié museum, France
Galerie Apollinaire, Milan
Seibu Internatinal, Tokyo
Galerie Gilles Corbeil, Montreal
Bertrand Russel Centenary Art, London
National Art Gallery, New Zealand
Statens Museum for Kunst, Denmark
Contemporary Art Society, London
Modern Museum, Salzburg
Geemente Museum, Holland
Museum of Rhodes Island, USA
Foundation for graphic art, Los Angeles, USA
Istanbul Museum, Turkey
Contemporary Art Society; Oslo, Norway
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Represented at the following Danish museums
KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg
Statens Museum for Kunst