Biographical elements 1951-1960


1951 : He exhibits at the Autumn Salon... french flag
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Boris TASLITZKY talks about the state censorship on his paintings deemed « politically incorrect ».
Extract of the movie « L'Atelier de Boris » (Boris' studio), © Christophe COGNET, 2004
...under the pseudonym of Julien Sorel, "The Prisoner" which depicts Henri Martin in his cell and under his own name « Riposte » which depicts the repression of a manifestation of dockers from Port-de-Bouc. These dockers refused to load weapons destined for the war in Indochina.
These paintings were taken off the exhibition wall of the Salon by order of Prefect Baylot, due to their "politically incorrect" nature.


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RIPOSTE, 1951, oil on canvas, 82,7 x 122 in
© Tate Modern, Londres

23rd November - 12th December 1951 : Exhibition in the La Gentilhommière gallery,
Invitation to LA GENTILHOMMIÈRE gallery
Paris, 23rd November - 12th December 1951
Paris. Drawings.


1952 : At the request of the Communist Party, report in Algeria with Mireille Miailhe.
Mireille MIAILHE, 1952, oil on canvas, 39,8 x 31,9 in
He brings back more than a hundred drawings.


December 1952 : Publication of the book « Twenty-four drawings by Boris Taslitzky », preface by George Besson. E.A.D Paris.


3 January 1953 : Exhibition of the Algerian drawings at the Andre Weil Gallery,
Invitation to ANDRÉ WEIL Gallery
Paris, 3rd - 17th January 1953
Paris, with Mireille Miailhe.
Mireille MIAILHE, 1952, oil on canvas, 39,8 x 31,9 in


1954 : He paints « Earthquake in Orléansville ».
He preserves his studio in 3 rue Campagne Premiere yet he moves with his family to 5 rue Racine, in the 6th Parisian district.
30th September 2011 : Inauguration of a commemorative plaque for the centenary of the birth of Boris Taslitzky in Paris, on the building of 5 rue Racine in the 6th Parisian district where he lived.

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EARTHQUAKE IN ORLÉANSVILLE, 1954, oil on canvas, 39,4 x 78,7 in

1955 : Publication of « L'Âge mûr », an illustration for Guillevic's poems. Edition Cercle d'Art


18th February - 5 March 1955 : Exhibition of still-lifes, landscapes and figures at the Gisler gallery
Invitation at the GISLER gallery
Paris, 18th February - 5 March 1955
in Paris.


1956 : He exhibits « Man Reading in the Studio » at the Salon des Independants .

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MAN READING IN THE STUDIO, 1956, oil on canvas, 76,7 x 51,2 in, exhibited in the salon des Indépendants in 1956
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LOUIS ARAGON AND ELSA TRIOLET, 1955, oil on canvas, 51,8 x 38,2 in
© Museum of Art and History - Saint-Denis. Photo : Irène Andréani


1956 : He exhibits « Portrait of Elsa Triolet and Louis Aragon » at the Salon of Painters Witnesses of their Times.


2nd - 18th March 1956 : Exhibition of still-lifes, landscapes and figures at the Gisler gallery
Invitation to the GISLER gallery
Paris, 2nd - 18th March 1956
in Paris.


September - October 1957 : Journey to Albania.

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PLOUGHMAN FROM PASHKASHESH AND YOUNG BRIDE, unsigned, 2nd October 1957, pencil, 14,5 x 10,2 in
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YACOV ZAMO DRIVER, unsigned, 30th September 1957, ink, 14,5 x 10,2 in
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GAGO TASI WORKER, unsigned, 27th September 1957, ink, 14,5 x 10,2 in


1959 : He exhibits « The steelmaker figure » at the Salon of Painters Witnesses of their Times (Salon des Peintres Témoins de leur Temps).


1959 : The autobiographical chronicle « Tu parles !... (You speak...)» is published by the French Reunited Editors.


15th - 30th November 1960 : Exhibition of recent works at the Bénézit gallery
Invitation to the BÉNÉZIT gallery
Paris, 15th - 30th November 1960
in Paris.