Marc Vaux

1932
Born on 29 November in Swindon, Wiltshire.

1943-48
Attended the Commonwealth Secondary Grammar School in Swindon and received the School Leaving Certificate of Education from the London Matriculation Board.

1949-41
Worked as a scientific assistant at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, Berkshire, and attended the Oxford Polytechnic on a day release basis to study for the National Diploma in chemistry.

1952-54
Fulfilled the obligatory duty as National Serviceman in the Royal Air Force.

1955
Entered the Swindon School of Art.

1956
Applied to and was accepted by the Slade School of Fine Art in London for a three - year full time painting course with a government undergraduate grant.

1957
Received the Pre Diploma Certificate in Fine Art from the Swindon School of Art.
Entered the Slade School of Fine Art and studied with Ceri Richards and Keith Vaughan.

1960
Awarded the Slade Diploma in Fine Art and a Boise Travelling Scholarship.

1961
Travelled in Italy on the Boise scholarship.
Worked at Jean Ponsa lithographic printing studio in Paris.

1962-72
Taught part time at several art schools including the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham and the Hornsey College of Art in London.

1973
Appointed Principal Lecturer in Painting at the Central School of Art and Design in London.

1977
Received a British Arts Council Major Award that enabled him to take a term off from teaching.

1978
Executed a mural commissioned by IBM (United Kingdom) for their office and warehouse buildings in Greenford Middlesex, designed by Norman Foster Associates.

1986
Appointed Head of Painting at the Central/St Martins College of Art and Design in London.

1989
Resigned from full-time teaching to concentrate on his own work.

2003
Nominated for the Jerwood Painting Prize.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1963
Grabowski Gallery, London (Two-person show with Tess Jaray)

1965
Hamilton Galleries, London

1967
Axiom Gallery, London

1969
Galerie Wilbrand, Cologne, Germany

1970
Axiom Gallery, London

1973
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (Two-person show with Tess Jaray)

1989
Park Gallery, College of St Paul and St Mary, Cheltenham

1990
Centre for International Contemporary Art, New York

1991
Anderson O'Day Gallery, London

1993
'Works on Paper from the Sixties', Redfern Gallery, London

1994
Redfern Gallery, London

1996
Redfern Gallery, London

1998
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

2002
'Marc Vaux: New Works', Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

2005
'Marc Vaux: Paintings 1959-2005', Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

2007
'Marc Vaux Color From Edge to Edge: Paintings from the mid '60s', Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

2010
'Marc Vaux: New Paintings: Triptychs and Ovals', Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

2011
'Special Display: Marc Vaux', Tate Britain, London

2012
'Full House: Paintings from 1964' - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

2014
'New Ovals', Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1959-60
'Young Contemporaries', R.B.A. Galleries, London

1960
'London Group', R.B.A. Galleries, London
'Situation: British Abstract Art', R.B.A. Galleries, London

1961
Neu Malerei in England, Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen, Germany
2nd Biennale de Paris, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris
'New London Situation: And Exhibition of British Abstract Art', New London Gallery, London

1962
'9 Painters from England', Galleria Trastevere, Rome

1962-63
'Situation: An Exhibition of Recent British Abstract Art', (British Arts Council touring exhibition in England)

1963
V Mednarodna Graficna Rozstava/V Exposition Internationale de Gravure, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

1964
'About Round: London Galleries', Leeds University, Leeds, England
'Spring Exhibition 1964', Bradford City Art Gallery, Bradford

1965
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Syn, Galerie Vaier, Mainz and Galerie Margarete Lauter, Mannheim, Federal Republic of Germany
Premio Internazionale Biella Per l’Incisione, Circolo degli Artisti di Biella, Biella, Italy
'Spring Exhibition 1965', Bradford City Art Gallery, Bradford
Second Commonwealth Biennial of Abstract Art, Commonwealth Institute, London

1965-68
'Recent Prints by Some British Painters and Sculptors', (British Council touring exhibition in India)

1966
'London Under Forty', Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy
'Vormen van de Kleur', Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Württembergischer Kunstvetein, Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany; and Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
'Form and Image', Leeds Institute Gallery, Leeds, England
'Spring Exhibition 1966', Bradford City Art Gallery, Bradford
'Hamilton Artists', Hamilton Galleries, London

1967
The Ninth International Art Exhibition of Japan, the Mainighi Newspaper and the Japan International Art Promotion Association, Tokyo
'Brittiska Gouacher och Färggragik', Sundsvalls Konstförening Sundsvall, Sweden
VI John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
'Transatlantic Graphics', Camden Arts Centre, London
'Six Artists: Denny, Hoyland, Vaux, Lancaster, Boshier, Evans', Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Society of Scottish Artists 73rd Exhibition of Painting Sculpture, Drawings, Applied Art and Architecture, Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland
'Junge Engländer', Galerie Heide Hildebrand, Klangenfurt, Austria
'Graphick Junger Engländer', Glaerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland
'Spring Exhibition 1967', Bradford City Art Gallery, Bradford

1968
100th Exhibition, Grabowski Gallery, London
'British Painting: Collection of Leicestershire Education Authority', Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
'Grabados de Artistas Britanicos Nuevas Tendencias 1968', Galeria de Exposiciones Temporales, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
'Twenty-five Camden Artists', Central Library, Swiss Cottage, London

1969
'Konzeptionelle Bilder', Westfälisher Kunsteverein, Münster, Federal Republic of Germany
'Recent British Prints', IBM Gallery, New York
'Fine Art for Industry', RCA Gallery, London
'Contemporary British Graphics' (British Council touring exhibition in the US)

1970
3rd Salon International de Galeries Pilotes: Artistes et Découvreurs de Notre Temps, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
'The Captain Cook Bicentenary: Colour and Structure - Recent British and Australian Paintings', Farmers Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, Australia
'Some Recent Art in Britain', Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, England

1972
'Grabados Ingleses Contemporaneos 60-70', Museo Español de Arte Contemporaneos, Madrid (British Council touring exhibition)

1974
'British Painting ‘74', Hayward Gallery, London
'Künstler Machen Gahnen für Rottweil', Stadtfest Rottwed 74, Federal Republic of Germany

1974-75
'Artistas Graphicos Britanicos de la Década del 60/Gravures de Artistas Britanicos na Década dos 60' (British Council touring exhibition in South America)

1975
'Mai Külföldt Graphika Magyar Gyüjtemenyekben I', Egyetem Galélia, Debrecen, Hungary

1976
'Deck of Cards', JPL Fine Art, London
'AIR Exhibition 6', AIR Gallery, London

1979
'The Whitechapel Summer Show ’79', Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1981
'Contemporary Artists in Camden', Camden Arts Centre, London

1984
London Group, Gulbenkian Hall, Royal College of Art, London

1985
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 14, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
'Thirty London Painters', Royal Academy, London

1988
London Group, Gulbenkian Hall, Royal College of Art, London

1989
London Group, Gulbenkian Hall, Royal College of Art, London
'The Exhibition of New Art in East London', Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

1991
'Small is Beautiful', Abstract, Flowers East, London

1992
'Concentrazione', Torino, Italy
Mixed Summer Show, Redfern Gallery, London

1993
Mixed Show, Redfern Gallery, London
'The Sixties Scene in London', Barbican Gallery, London
Mixed Spring Show, Redfern Gallery, London
London Group, Barbican Gallery, London

1994
London Group, Barbican Gallery, London
'British Abstract Art', Flowers East, London
'Tensions', Curwen Gallery, London

1996
'Drawings', Spring Mixed Exhibition, Redfern Gallery
'Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition', Cheltenham
'British Abstract Art', Drawings, Flowers East, London

1997
'Light', Mixed exhibition, Richard Salmon Gallery
'Light', Mixed exhibition, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

1998
'The Discerning Eye', Mall Galleries, London

2002
'Space Vehicles', McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

2003
London Group, Gallery 27, London
Jerwood Prize Exhibiton, Jerwood Space, London

2004
'White', 120 Gallery, London
'The Discerning Eye', Mall Galleries, London

2005
'Paintings 1959 – 2005', Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
'Definite Article', Vertigo Gallery, London

2006
'Definite Article', Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco
'Caro, Denny, Smith and Vaux, The ‘60s', Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

2009
'The Louvre during the War - Photographs 1938 - 1947', Musée du Louvre, Paris

2010
'Exhibitions Round-up: lifting the heart', Flowers Gallery, London

2011
'How to carry the World On One's Back?', Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Double Exhibition, Broadbent, London
Gallery Group Show - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

2012
Gallery Artists, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
'Summer Group Show', Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
'Coherent Surface, Radiant Light', Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York

2013
'Moving - Norman Foster On Art' - Carré d´art - Musée d´art contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes, France

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Arts Council of Great Britain
Ministry of the Environment, London
University College, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
City Art Gallery Bradford
City Art Gallery, Leeds
Leicestershire Education Authority
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
Sundsvalls Museum, Sweden
Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Städt Museum, Bielefeld, Germany
Städt Museum, Bochum, Germany
Städt Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Landes Museum, Munster, Germany
Gulbenkian Foundation
Contemporary Arts Society, London
Tate Gallery, London
York Art Gallery, York
Wilhlem Hack Museum, Germany
Archer Huntingdon Museum, Austin, TX