Previous exhibitions at Galerie Bel'Art: 1992
BIOGRAPHY - CV
Born in Brussels, Belgium. Parents: the author of literature and art
critic Eugène Herdies and the author Thérèse Meurice.
The father leaves the family. Olivier never sees him again.
First World War breaks out. Belgium is occupied. The family –
the mother, the two-year-older sister, Hélène and
Olivier – move to the south of England.
School years in England.
The family returns to Belgium.
Studies at the Académie des Beaux-Arts, in Brussels.
Theatre studies in Brussels. On the staff of and a journalist with various Belgian and French publications. Wrote essays on poetry, literature and art. Reporting journeys in Germany, Denmark and Norway.
The poetry collection “Connaissance du Printemps”, (les cahiers du journal des poètes, Bruxelles), was released.
He travels to Sweden on a scholarship, and settles down in Saltsjöbaden.
Here he meets his future wife, Gudrun Huss.
He decides to stay in Sweden, to avoid the war.
He teaches french, writes articles and makes radio programs.
He organizes exhibitions, among others in Saltsjöbaden, with the local artists, as Oscar Bergman, Marja Casparsson, Isaac Grünewald, Sven X:et Erixon and others. Commissariat for “Artists in exile” with amongst others Endre Nemes, Peter Weiss and Ilmar Laaban.
In 1947 he marries Gudrun Huss.
The mother dies in Brussels. He goes on a longer visit to Paris. He meets many significant artists, amongst other Richard Mortensen. A lifelong friendship emerges. The same year Olivier begins to paint: in the company of Richard Mortensen. He visits with Rut Hillarp,
where Olivier – inspired by Bach – emerges his fingers in blue ink and starts to paint.
The daughter Anne is born.
An intensive period of experimental painting and trips to France and Italy.
The son Michel is born.
His first solo exhibition at Colette Allendy in Paris.
He meets Marcel Duchamp and Tancredi Parmeggiani in Paris,
and participates in the exhibition “Il gesto” in Firenze and Milano.
Solo exhibition at Galleri Brinken in Stockholm.
Mural paintings: the pharmacy in Rödhaken, Blackeberg and the pharmacy Misteln in Västerås.
Group exhibition: “Kring Spontanismen” in Stockholm.
Group exhibition: “Kontroversiellt” at Stockholm’s College.
Tancredi Parmeggiani visits Stockholm on his way to Oslo.
Obtains Swedish citizenship. Solo exhibition at Galleri
Observatorium in Stockholm. Solo exhibition: Uppsala University.
Group exhibition “Nordiskt Sommaruniversitet” in Sigtuna.
Group exhibition: Sturegalleriet in Stockholm. “Vårsalongen”
and “Stockholmssalongen” a number of times throughout the years 1961-1967.
Group exhibition: “Svart och Vitt” at the Royal Art Academy in Stockholm.
Group exhibition: “Phases de l’art contemporain” in Paris.
Group exhibition: “Le soleil dans la tête” in Paris.
Group exhibition: “International exhibition of Modern Contemporary Art” in Edinburgh.
Solo exhibition at Gröna Paletten in Stockholm.
Group exhibition in Lund’s Art hall. Participates in, “Moderna Museet besöker Landskrona”. Jubilee exhibition with Galleri Observatorium in Stockholm.
Group exhibition: “Mikro” at Galleri Hedenius in Stockholm.
Leader of ¨atelier visits¨ at artists studios in Stockholm.
“Kungafondsstipendiat”(Scholarship). He makes a film: “Stockholm à L’heure du pop”,
a film about the pop art with economical support from the Swedish Film Institute.
Solo exhibition: Gallerie A in Stockholm. Swedish Tobacco Company’s travel scholarship to Cavalla in Greece.
Carl-Berthel Nathorsts scholarship.
Solo exhibition: Midsommargården in Stockholm.
Solo exhibition: Lilla Galleriet in Umeå.
Group exhibition: “Svart och Vitt” at The Art Academy in Stockholm.
Solo exhibition: Galleri Latina in Stockholm.
Gruppexpo Galleri Latina in Antibes in France.
The Art Academy’s grand working scholarship (For two years).
Solo exhibition: Bollnäs Art Centrum.
Member exhibition: Konstnärshuset in Stockholm.
Group exhibition: “ Konstens stormarknad” at Sveagalleriet in Stockholm.
Carl-Berthel Nathorsts Scholarship.
The City of Stockholm’s Scholarship.
Carl-Berthel Nathorsts Scholarship.
Solo exhibition: Galleri Lucidor in Stockholm.
Statens Stora Arbetsstipendium..
Group exhibition: Hägringen/Hägerstens Cultural Committee in Stockholm.
The Art Committee’s Scholarship.
Group exhibition: Grafikgalleriet Konstnärshuset in Stockholm.
Olivier Herdies and Greta Falk-Simon, Thielska Galleriet in Stockholm.
Solo exhibition: Olle Ohlsson Huset in Solna.
Solo exhibition: Konstnärshuset in Stockholm.
Group exhibition: Galleri Heikenskjöld in Arboga.
Group exhibition: “Dedication to Jazz”, at Aoseum in Åhus.
Group exhibition: Konstnärshuset in Stockholm.
Solo exhibition: Galerie Bel’Art in Stockholm.
He dies in Stockholm on the December 25th.
“Alibi”, Poems and essays are released by Ellerströms publishers in Lund.
¨A tribute¨ exhibition: Thielska Galleriet in Stockholm.
Retrospective exhibition: Ystad’s Art museum.
Solo exhibition: Präståkra gård in Simrishamn.
Group exhibition: “Swedish Masters”, at Galerie Bel’Art in Stockholm.
Represented: Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Amongst others, “Essä om Olivier Herdies” by Öyvind Fahlström. Ord & Bild nr 6, 1959.
“Bildkonsten I Norden”, Beate Sydhoff, volume 5, Publisher Prisma, 1975.
“Gemensamma nämnare”, Lasse Söderberg, Publisher Ellerström, 1999.
Numerous art encyclopedias.