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Exhibitions and Projects

 

 

Evening lecture and watercolor master class, October 2014
“Pencil and Brush: Architectural Watercolors”
THE INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE AND ART, New York, NY

Lecture, November 2013
“Une courte Histoire des Chinoiseries européennes.” Palais des Académies, Brussels, Belgium

Exhibition, October 2013
“CENTRAL PARK NYC.” Didier Aaron, Inc., New York, NY

Book Publication, September 2013
CENTRAL PARK NYC: An Architectural View. Rizzoli New York.
“Their original watercolors and photographs and revealing text redefine the coffee table book.” ~The New York Times

Design partnership, 2012-2016
Libretto Group, New York.
Licensing partnership designing paper products for this international producer and distributor of innovative stationery.

Arthur Ross Award, May 2011
THE INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE AND ART, New York, NY
Awarded in the category of Fine Arts for our body of architectural watercolors and publications by the leading institution supporting
the study and diffusion of classical architecture in America.

Lecture, March 2010
“FINE PORCELAIN, A SHORT HISTORY.” The Four Arts Society, Palm Beach

Product design, Spring 2010
BRYN REESE FINE CHINA, Chicago, Illinois
Design of two Limoges porcelain patterns, Chinoiserie and Swag, launched in New York City and Palm Beach.

Commission, 2009
SOCIÉTÉ DES AMIS DE LUNÉVILLE. Lunéville, France
Watercolor interior perspective reconstituting the original state of a reception room of the fire-damaged château, former residence
of the Polish royal family in exile.

Commission, 2009
SCHLOSS MUSEUM FASANERIE/HESSIAN HOUSE FOUNDATION. Fulda, Germany
Two watercolor interior perspectives of decorative arts rooms in this baroque palace/museum housing the collections of
the Landgraves von Hessen.

Lecture, March 2009
“MARIE-ANTOINETTE AND CHINOISERIE.” The Four Arts Society, Palm Beach

Book publication, October 2008
AN ARCHITECTURAL ALPHABET. Connaissance et Mémoires, Paris
A limited-edition artist’s book in French and English languages. Prefaces by Charlotte Moss and the Marquis de Breteuil.

Book publication, May 2008
CHINOISERIES. Rizzoli, New York
A trade edition of the artist’s book published in 2005, supplemented with period illustrations.

Book publication, November 2007
VERSAILLES: The Château and Its Satellites. Connaissance et Mémoires, Paris
An oversize, limited-edition artist’s book presenting texts and 60 reproductions of watercolors of the châteaux, pavilions, unbuilt projects
and architectural and garden ornaments of the seat of French kings.

Commission, May 2007
MUSEE DES ARTS-DECORATIFS. The Louvre, Paris.
Commission of six watercolors of architectural ornaments for France’s museum of the decorative arts, housed in the Louvre.

Exhibition, November 2006
THE ARCHITECTURE OF JOY. Didier Aaron, Inc., Manhattan
Thirty watercolors of European garden structures; review, The New York Times, 20 October 2006: “Back to Chinoiserie In Follies Out of Time.”

Commission, September 2006
BIENNALE DES ANTIQUAIRES DE PARIS. Grand Palais, Paris
For the return of the Biènnale to the newly renovated Grand Palais, architect François-Joseph Graf commissioned a series of watercolor elevations
of neoclassical pavilions which were enlarged to life-size, creating an architectural village to house France’s premiere arts and antiques fair.

Book publication, October 2005

CHINOISERIES. Connaissance et Mémoires, Paris
An oversize, signed and numbered artist’s book, limited to 300 copies in French- and English-languages, prefaced by Hubert de Givenchy.
The fifty plates reproduce our œuvre of 18th-century Chinoiserie garden structures. Winner of the 2006 Prix Redouté.

Exhibition, July-October 2005

L’ARCHITECTURE AU CŒUR DES JARDINS. Château de Villandry
Over thirty watercolors depicting European garden structures, held in the Loire Valley château renowned for its restored Renaissance gardens.

Garden exhibition, June 2005
JARDINS JARDIN. The Tuileries Gardens, Paris
Architectural designers for the first garden fair to be held in the Tuileries Gardens, under the auspices of the Louvre Museum.

Exhibition, December 2004-January 2005
PAVILLONS, FOLIES ET ORNEMENTS DE JARDIN. Andrée Macé, Paris
Exhibition of French pavilions at the foremost dealer of antique French garden sculpture and stone ornament.

Exhibition, June 2004

JARDINS A LA MODE : Le Classicisme et le Pittoresque. Galerie de Bayser, Paris
35 watercolors depicting 18th-century French garden structures.

Exhibition, October 2003
CENTRAL PARK. Didier Aaron, Inc., Manhattan
33 watercolors, including elevations of destroyed structures, projects, and architectural elements depicted in full-scale.
Under the patronage of The Frick Collection. Purchase for the permanent collection of the New-York Historical Society.
Reviews: The New York Times, The Art Newspaper, HG, Antiques Weekly.

Book publication, December 2002
PALACES OF THE SUN KING: Versailles, Trianon, Marly, The châteaux of Louis XIV. Rizzoli/Classical America.
A major reappraisal of the role and meaning of architecture in the reign of Louis XIV. Oversize hardcover edition, 208 pages, illustrated
with 70 original watercolors. Review: The Art Newspaper (March 2003): “exquisite watercolor interpretations…Accessible for the amateur,
revelatory for the expert, Palaces of the Sun King is a dazzling delight.”

Evening lecture, 9 December 2002
“PALACES OF THE SUN KING: Versailles, Trianon, Marly, the châteaux of Louis XIV.” The Bard Graduate Center, New York

Exhibition, November 2002
LES JARDINS DE LA REINE. Galerie de Bayser, Paris
34 watercolor elevations of existing and destroyed garden structures and ornaments from Trianon, Versailles created during the reign of Louis XVI.
Reviews: Architectural Digest France, Elle Décoration.

Book illustrations, 2002
Catullus: The Poems. Translated by Rodney G. Dennis (Thornwillow Press, NYC, 2002)
Six illustrations of ancient Roman inspiration for this limited-edition translation of the Roman poet. Engraved by John Wallace.

Evening lecture, 22 June 2001
“FRENCH GARDEN PAVILIONS AND FOLLIES.” The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

Exhibition and catalogue, January-June 2001
THE WORLD OBSERVED: Five Centuries of Drawings from the Collection of Charles Ryskamp. The Morgan Library, New York
A watercolor of an orange tree in a bronze vase exhibited at the Morgan Library and illustrated in a double-page entry in the exhibition catalog.

Exhibition, September 2000
VERSAILLES, TRIANON, MARLY. Galerie de Bayser, Paris
32 watercolors of the architecture and ornaments of Louis XIV. Review: Art and Auction

Exhibition, October 2000
IN THE GARDEN. Didier Aaron, Inc., Manhattan
Over 30 watercolor elevations of 17th- and 18th-century French garden structures and ornaments.

Evening lecture, 2 October 2000
“LOUIS XIV, ROI BATISSEUR.” Sotheby’s France, Paris

Book publication, October 2000
GARDEN VASES/VASES DE JARDIN. Alain de Gourcuff Editeur, Paris
Hardcover, English and French editions. 120 pages, illustrated with 52 original watercolors by the artists.
Review: The New York Times, 23 February 2001.

Publication, 4 June 2000
THE ARTFUL LODGERS. The New York Times Magazine
Four-page article, illustrated with three commissioned watercolors, of the artists’ Paris residence.

Publication, Spring 1999
LA MENAGERIE DE VERSAILLES ET LA TRIANON DE PORCELAINE. Versalia
Presenting the results of research into these two destroyed compounds at Versailles in the annual review of the Socété des Amis de Versailles.
Eight-page article illustrated with five watercolors.

Exhibition, March-April 1999
GARTENLUST. Kunsthandel Dr. Martin Moeller, Hamburg, Germany
30 watercolors of European garden architecture and ornaments. Review: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 3 April 1999.

Seminar and lecture, October 1998
“VERSAILLES, TRIANON, MARLY: The Early Architecture of the Sun King.” The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
An all-day seminar discussing the architecture commanded by King Louis XIV, and a lecture on watercolor technique given the following day.

Exhibition, 10 September to 18 October 1997
THE PLEASURE OF BUILDING: The Early Architecture of Louis XIV. Didier Aaron, Inc.
36 watercolor elevations of the châteaux and garden structures built for Louis XIV. Under the patronage of Charles Ryskamp, Director,
The Frick Collection. Reviews and listings: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Tableau.

Lecture, 21 November 1996
“LA FOLIE DE BATIR.” The Société des Amis de Versailles, Château de Versailles

Exhibition, December 1995
ANIMALS IN ORNAMENT. Folly, Manhattan
32 watercolors of garden architecture, to benefit the Animal Medical Center.

Commission, 1996
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. Princeton, New Jersey
Commission of an aerial perspective documenting the Princeton University campus to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the University’s founding.

Exhibition, October 1995
LA FOLIE DE BATIR. Galerie de Bayser, Paris
42 watercolor elevations of French garden follies and pavilions, held under the patronage of the Baronne Elie de Rothschild. Review: Connaissance des Arts.

Book publication, October 1995
PLEASURE PAVILIONS AND FOLLIES/LA FOLIE DE BATIR. Editions Flammarion, Paris
Hardcover, dual English and French editions, 176 pages, 50 original watercolor illustrations. Preface by Charles Ryskamp, Director, The Frick Collection.

Exhibition, January 1994
LOST SPLENDOR. Didier Aaron, Inc., Manhattan
48 watercolor elevations of French garden pavilions, under the patronage of Charles Ryskamp, Director, The Frick Collection, and André Baeyens,
French Consul General. Reviews and listings: The New York Times, The New Yorker.

Magazine publication, December 1993
FRENCH FOLLIES. ELLE Decor
Eight-page article written and illustrated by the artists, reproducing nine watercolors.