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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Tom Drahos

Dates:  1947, 17 November -
Born:  Czechoslovakia, Jablon
Active:  France

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Lives and works in Paris. Taught at the National Films Institute of Paris (FEMIS), at the National School of the Photography of Arles, at the High School of Fine Arts and Design of Reims, at the Fresnoy. Teaches now at the Regional School of Fine Arts of Rennes (France), and at the School of Decorative Arts of Vevey (Switzerland).
Graduated from the Graphic Arts School in Prague
Graduated from the National Films Academy in Prague (FAMU)
Graduated from the National Films Institute of Paris (FEMIS)
2003 Prix Arcimboldo Hewlett Packard, La Maison Européene de la Photographie
1995 Nomination: Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Paris
1980 The Kodak Award, Paris Solo exhibitions
2007 Château Malves, Carcassonnes
2005 Galerie de l'école des Beaux-Arts, Nantes
2005 Gallerie Lucien Schweitzer, Luxembourg
2004 Centre culturel français, Luxembourg
2004 Galerie Confluence, Nantes
2004 Hewlett-Packard
2003 Maison Européenne de la photographie (Prix Arcimboldo)
2003 Galerie du Forum, Toulouse
2002 Espace Landowski, Boulogne Billancourt
2001 Maison de l'art et de la communication, Sallaumines
2000 Abbaye de Montmajour
1999 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes
1997 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bayonne
1994 Maison de l'art et de la communication, Sallaumines
1993 Galerie Manes, Prague
1993 Centre d'art contemporain: La ferme du Buisson, Noisiel
1993 Umspannwerk, Singen
1991 Galerie Bouqueret-Lebon, Paris
1991 Institut Français, Freiburg
1989 Artothèque, Nantes
1989 Galerie Montenay, Paris
1989 Galerie In Extremis, Strasbourg
1989 Galerie Alma, Lyon
1989 Rencontres photographiques, Lorient
1988 Musée Rimbaud, Charleville-Mezières
1988 Centre d'Art Contemporain, Corbeil-Essonne
1988 Abbaye de Flaran, Gers
1988 Théâtre d'Hérouville, Caen
1988 Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing
1987 Institut France/Espagne, Barcelona
1987 Rétrospective 1967 -1987, Musée, Aurillac
1987 Centre d'Art Contemporain Montbeliard
1986 Galerie Montenay - Delsol
1986 Espace d'Art Contemporain, Rouen
1986 Centre d'Arts Plastiques, Villefranche sur saône
1986 Artothèque, Montpellier
1985 Galerie Herling, Luxembourg
1985 Palais des Congrès, Le Mans
1985 Galerie Ton Peek, Utrecht
1984 Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris
1984 Galerie Canon, Paris
1984 Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris
1984 Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
1984 Galerie Arpa, Bordeaux
1983 Galerie Ufficio dell'Arte, Paris
1982 Espace A.G.F., Paris
1982 Studio 666, Paris
1982 Gallery Ikon, Birmingham
1981 Photogallery Canon, European photography, Amsterdam
1981 "Il buco Photographico", Catania, Italy
Group exhibitions
2007 National Art Center, Tokyo
2006 Art Senat, Paris
2006 Timisoara, Roumania
2006 Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
2006 Galeria ParterKlodsko (Poland)
2005 National Gallery, Prague
2004 Festival Terre d'images, Biarritz
2002 Centre d'Art Contemporain, Budapest
2002 Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Le Fresnoy
2000 Château d'If, Marseille
1999 Centre d'Art Contemporain, Lodz (Poland)
1997 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1995 Musée d'Art Moderne, Honolulu
1992 Kunsverein, Bohn
1991 Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
1991 Kampnagelfabrik, Hamburg
1991 Kunstverein, Friburg
1990 Biennale internationale, Marseille
1989 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1989 CRDC, Rosny sur Seine
1988 Credac, Ivry sur Seine
1985 Atelier Polaroïd, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1985 Cinq Photographes Contemporains,Musée Rodin, Paris
1985 Château d'Annecy, Annecy
1985 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre
1984 "Contempory European Photography", Houston (USA)
1984 Galerie Canon, Milan
1984 "Construire les paysages de la photographie", Metz
1983 Images fabriquées, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1981 Arc Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris
1981 Galerie Voir, Toulouse
1980 11eme Biennale de Paris, Paris
1974 Révision, Paris
1972 Galerie Rencontre, Paris
Musée Rodin, Paris
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris
Fondation Nationale de la Photographie, Paris
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Musée Nicéphore Niepce, Chalon sur Saône
Fonds Régionaux d'Art Contemporain  

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website

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• Auer, Michele & Michel 1985 Encyclopedie Internationale Des Photographes de 1839 a Nos Jours / Photographers Encylopaedia International 1839 to the present (Hermance, Editions Camera Obscura) 2 volumes [A classic reference work for biographical information on photographers.] 
• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
• Hoy, Anne H. 1987 Fabrications: Staged, Altered and Appropriated Photographs (New York: Abbeville) p.181 
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