Artist

Marcel Gautherot

Marcel Gautherot (Paris, 1910 – Rio de Janeiro, 1996) was French Brazilian photographer.
During the 20s he lived in Paris, where he started to study at the university of architecture. In those years he got in contact with the Bauhaus movement and the work of Le Corbusier, leaving incomplete his architecture studies.
Influenced by the modern novel by Jorge Amado – Jubiabá – the artist decided to visit Brazil. He arrived in the country in 1939, where he then lived and worked for 57 years.
Settled in Rio de Janeiro, Gautherot started to attend the circle of intellectuals linked to modernism, like Rodrigo Melo Franco de Andrade, Carlos Drummond, Mário de Andrade, Lúcio Costa, Burle Marx, among others. He began his photographic career working for SPHAN, the Folklore Museum and for the magazine O Cruzeiro.
In 1986, together with Pierre Verger, he received from the State Government of Rio de Janeiro, the Golden Dolphin Award for Photography.
His collection consists of over 25,000 negatives and currently belongs to the Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro. He travelled and documented through photography 18 different Brazilian through their people, architecture and festivals making his collection a broad picture of the country’s cultural diversity. He died in Rio de Janeiro in 1996 at the age of 86.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Jardim de Memórias: Parque do Flamengo 50 Anos
Curated by architect and historian  Margareth Pereira and co-curated by Alfredo Brito, this show celebrates...
01 Oct 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
Centro Cultural Correios Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
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A viagem das Carrancas
A viagem das Carrancas [The Journey of the Carrancas] presents 40 carrancas (a type of figurehead attached...
06 Dec 2015 - 20 Mar 2016
Rio de Janeiro
Exhibitions
Learning from Dorival Caymmi – a Beach Civilization
Out of beach-loving songs by the famous Bahia state composer, this exhibition seeks to bring to the public...
03 Mar 2016 - 01 May 2016
Instituto Tomie Ohtake
São Paulo
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Joaquim Paiva Collection
In 2005, when the world’s leading museums were paying particular attention to their photography departments,...
11 Jun 2016 - 14 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro
Exhibitions
Photography Modernities, 1940-1964
The Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS-RJ) is hosting the exhibition “Photography Modernities, 1940-1964″ (Modernidades...
20 Mar 2016 - 26 Feb 2017
Rio de Janeiro
Exhibitions
Sanguine: Luc Tuymans on Baroque
Organized with M KHA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp) and KMSKA (Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp)...
18 Oct 2018 - 25 Feb 2019
Fondazione Prada, Milan
Milan
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