Roland Topor

Roland Topor

* 1938 Paris, † 1997 Paris 


Stages • born in Paris as the son of Polish Jews, first publications of his drawings in various magazines during his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, working as a draughtsman, illustrator, director, filmmaker (1972 special prize of the Cannes jury for the animated film "La planète sauvage"), writer (his novel "Der Mieter" ("The tenant") was filmed by Roman Polanski) and actor (u. a. in Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu" and Volker Schlöndorff's "Eine Liebe von Swann"), died in Paris on 16 April 1997 


Awards • numerous prizes, such as 1981 Prix Honoré pour le Dessin, Grand Prix National des Arts graphiques, 1985 Art Prize of the City of Darmstadt, 1990 Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris 


Exhibitions • solo and group exhibitions in galleries and important international museums, 2004 retrospective and catalogue "Topor - Dessins paniques", Les Musées de Strasbourg, 2018 retrospective "Panoptikum" Museum Folkwang, Essen  


Commissions • collaboration with renowned newspapers and magazines such as "Le Nouvel Observateur", "Le Canard enchaîné", "Libération", "L' Express", "New York Times", "Die Zeit" and others, drawings for the Laterna Magica sequence in Federico Fellini's film "Casanova", illustrations for many books (e.g. "Pinocchio's Adventures"), stage design (e.g. for the operas "Le grand macabre" by György Ligeti, "Les mamelles de Tirésias" by Francis Poulenc, "Die Zauberflöte" by W. A. Mozart 1990 at the Aalto-Theater in Essen and "Ubu Rex" by Krzysztof Penderecki)


Roland Topors theatralische Sendung : Entwürfe für Theater und Oper und das Stück "Ein Winter unterm Tisch". - München : Gina Kehayoff, 1994. - 142 S., überw. Ill., € 44,00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Die Zauberflöte : Aalto-Theater Essen 1990/91 / Bühnenbildentwürfe und Figurinen von Roland Topor. - Essen : Theater & Philharmonie ; Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, 1990. - 25 Bl. im Umschlag., € 10,00

Toporlino /Roland Topor. - Essen : Galerie KK, Klaus Kiefer, 1986. - 64 Linolschnitte [ca. 180 S.], € 30


Topor, Tod und Teufel : Katalog zur Ausstellung in München, Hannover, Darmstadt und Salzburg 1985/86 / Hrsg. von Gina Keyahoff  und Christoph Stölzl. - München : Münchner Stadtmuseum, 1985. - 255 S., überw. Abb., 30 €