Biography

1918 Born in Frankfurt-am-Main
1933 Fled to England from Nazi rule
1936-39 Studied at Slade School of Art
1947 Formative trip to Venice
1949 Visited Cornwall
1953 Moved to Kerris, Cornwall, and began teaching at the St Ives summer school
1957 Exhibited in the touring exhibition 'British Abstract Painting'
1961 Exhibited at the Tate Gallery, London, in 'British Paintings in the 1960s'
1969 Painted the first of his 'shrine' paintings
2005 'Paul Feiler: The Near and The Far' held at Tate St Ives
2008 Began his 'Square Reliefs'
2013 Died

Selected solo exhibitions

1953 Redfern Gallery, London 'Paintings by Paul Feiler'
1954 Obelisk Gallery, Washington DC 'Paul Feiler'
Redfern Gallery 'New Paintings by Paul Feiler'
1956 Redfern Gallery 'Paul Feiler: Recent Paintings'
1957 Redfern Gallery, London 'Paul Feiler'
1958 Obelisk Gallery, Washington DC 'Paul Feiler: Objective Still Lifes'
1961 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol 'Paul Feiler retrospective 1932-61'
1962 Grosvenor Gallery, London 'Paul Feiler: Recent Paintings'
1966 Balliol College, Oxford 'Paul Feiler'
1968 Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh 'Paul Feiler'
1969 Sheviock Gallery, Torpoint 'Paul Feiler'
1972 St Katherine's Gallery, St Andrews University 'Paul Feiler'
1975 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg 'Paul Feiler'
St Clement's Hall Gallery, Mousehole 'Paul Feiler: A Retrospective Selection of Paintings and Drawings'
1977 Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives 'Paul Feiler'
1981-82 Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews 'Paul Feiler' (Scottish Arts Council touring exhibition)
1982 Fayetteville Museum of Art, North Carolina 'Paul Feiler'
1983 Penwith Gallery, St Ives 'Paul Feiler: Paintings and Prints'
1985 Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC 'Paul Feiler - Drawings - Silkscreen Prints - Gouaches'
1986 Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong 'Paul Feiler'
1987 Galerie 20, Paris 'Paul Feiler'
1990 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London 'Paul Feiler: Paintings and Related Works on Paper'
1993 Redfern Gallery, London 'Paul Feiler: Paintings since 1970'
1995 Tate St Ives 'Exhibition of Eariler Works by Paul Feiler'
1998 Redfern Gallery, London 'The Painter Paul Feiler (An exhibition of new work, Janus)'
1999 Redfern Gallery, London 'Paul Feiler: Orbis - Towards & Beyond'
2002 Redfern Gallery, London 'Connections'
2005 Tate St Ives 'Paul Feiler: The Near and the Far - Paintings 1953-2004'
Redfern Gallery, London 'Paul Feiler: Recent Paintings - Janicon'
Porthminster Gallery, St Ives 'Paul Feiler: Works on Paper'
2007 Redfern Gallery, London 'Paul Feiler: Paintings Past and Present'
2010 Redfern Gallery, London 'Paul Feiler: Elusive Space'
2011 Lemon Street Gallery, Truro 'Paul Feiler: A Retrospective'
2013 Redfern Gallery, London 'Paul Feiler: Past and Present'

Selected group exhibitions

1949 Bristol City Art Gallery 'Young Contemporaries'
1950 Bristol City Art Gallery 'Five Contemporary Painters: Wynter, Treffgarne, Ryan, Heron, Feiler'
1952 Bryanston Summer School, Dorset, 'Wynter, Scott, Lanyon, Feiler'
AIA, New Burlington Galleries, London, 'The Mirror and the Square'
1953 'West Country Landscapes' (Arts Council of Great Britain touring exhibition of UK and Germany)
I.C.A., London, 'The Unknown Political Prisoner'
Tate Gallery, London, 'Figures in their Setting' (Contemporary Art Society)
Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 'British Contemporary Paintings'
Redfern Gallery, London, 'Coronation Exhibition'
1954 'Recent British Painting' (Arts Council of Great Britain touring exhibition)
Rowland, Browse & Delbanco, London, 'Parallels in Modern Painting'
David Hendricks Gallery, Dublin, 'Nine English Painters' (from Redfern Gallery)
Tate Gallery, 'The Seasons' (Contemporary Art Society)
Octagon Gallery, Bath 'Bryan Wynter, Peter Potworowski, Peter Lanyon, Paul Feiler'
1956 Institute of Contemporary Art, London 'Statements – A Review of British Abstract Art'
Parsons Gallery, London 'Aspects of Contemporary English Painting'
1957 'British Abstract Painting' (British Council touring exhibition to Paris, Milan, Montreal, Melbourne and Sydney)
Redfern Gallery, London 'Metavisual, Tachiste, and Abstract Painting in England Today'
O’Hana Gallery, London 'Dimensions: British Abstract Art 1948–57'
1958 Redfern Gallery, London 'British Abstract Painting' (touring to Liege, Johannesburg, Capetown and Auckland)
1959 Cleveland Museum of Art, USA 'Present Day Painting'
Tate Gallery, London 'The Religious Theme'
I.C.A., London 'Architect’s Choice'
'Fifty Years of British Painting' (Contemporary Art Society; touring to Peking and Shanghai)
1960 'Contemporary British Landscapes' (Arts Council of Great Britain touring exhibition)
1961 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 'John Moores 3 and 4'
Tate Gallery and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 'British Painting in the 1960s'
1964 Arnolfini Art Gallery, Bristol 'Lanyon, Hilton, Feiler, Davie'
1972 Archer Gallery, London '2 by 7'
1977 New Art Centre, London 'Cornwall 1945–77'
1985 Tate Gallery 'St Ives 1939–64: Twenty-five Years of Painting, Sculpture and Pottery'
1989 Austin Desmond Fine Art, London 'Post-War British Abstract Art'
2014 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 'The Power of the Sea: Making Waves in British Art 1790–2014'
2015 Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 'St Ives and British Modernism: the George and Ann Dannatt Collection'

Publications

'Paul Feiler, Christopher Wood, Raoul Dufy', London: Redfern Gallery, 1956 (ex. cat.)
'Cecil Beaton, Denis Bowen, Paul Feiler, Raoul Dufy', London: Redfern Gallery, 1958 (ex. cat.)
Rouve, P., 'Paul Feiler', London: Grosvenor Gallery, 1962 (ex. cat.)
Lanyon, A., 'Paul Feiler', Newlyn: Andrew Lanyon, 1990 (150 copies, signed and numbered)
Steer, J., 'Paul Feiler: Paintings and Related Works on Paper', London: Austin/Desmond Fine Art, 1990 (ex. cat.)
Raeburn, M., 'Paul Feiler: Connections', London: Redfern Gallery and Hong Kong: Le Cadre Gallery [in association with Cacklegoose Press Ltd.], 2002 (ex. cat.)
Khoroche, P. (essay) and Daniel-McElroy, S. (introduction), 'Paul Feiler, the near and the far: paintings 1953-2004', London: Tate Publishing, 2005 (ex. cat.)
Khoroche, P. (introduction), 'Paul Feiler: Janicon', London: Redfern Gallery, 2005 (ex. cat.)
'Paul Feiler: Paintings Past and Present', London: Redfern Gallery, 2007 (ex. cat.)
O'Hear, A. and Raeburn, M., 'Paul Feiler: Elusive Space: Reliefs and Paintings', London: Redfern Gallery/Cacklegoose Press, 2010 (ex. cat.)
'Paul Feiler: a Retrospective', Truro: Lemon Street Gallery, 2011 (ex. cat.)
Raeburn, M., 'Paul Feiler, 1918-2013: Works on Paper', London: Redfern Gallery, 2014 (ex. cat.)
Raeburn, M., 'Paul Feiler', London: Lund Humphries, 2018

Collections

Albertina, Vienna
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
British Library, London
Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery
Contemporary Art Society, London
Government Art Collection, London
Graves Art Gallery Sheffield
Jerwood Collection, Hastings
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Leeds City Art Gallery
Manchester City Art Gallery
Tate Gallery, London
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
Toronto Art Gallery
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, DC
Wellington Museum (New Zealand)
Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester