A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SALON D’AUTOMNE
The Salon d’Automne (Autumn Salon), or Société du Salon d’automne, is an annual art exhibition that has been held in Paris since 1903.
The first Salon d’Automne was created on the initiative of the Belgian architect Frantz Jourdain, in collaboration with architect Hector Guimard, painters Georges Desvallières, Eugène Carrière, Félix Vallotton and Edouard Vuillard, and Maison Jansen (the first truly global interior design studio based in Paris), founded in 1880 by Dutchman Jean-Henri Jansen.
Perceived as a reaction against the conservative policies of the Paris Salon, the show almost immediately became a beacon for 20th century developments and innovations in painting, drawing, sculpture, engraving, architecture and the decorative arts.
Works by established artists were exhibited at the Salon d’Automne right from the early years, including: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault, André Derain, Albert Marquet, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes and Marcel Duchamp.
Later, Salon d’Automne went on to feature artists such as Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani, Georges Braque, Georges Gimel, Henry Gotlib, Constantin Brancusi, Aristide Maillol, Vharles Desplau, Renè Ichè, Ossip Zadkine, Le Corbusier and Renè Laliqueas.
Tomoko Fait has been selected to exhibit her painting “Amazzonia” at the Salon d’Automne in 2016.