Biography

Biography

1954
Born Gaston François Michels 11.01.1954 in Echternach, L

1960 - 1966
Primary school in Consdorf, L

1966 - 1972
Secondary school Lycée Classique Echternach, L

1973 - 1974
Internship in office for architecture R.F. Heintz-Sturm, Luxembourg

1974 - 1980
Studies visual arts at Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts Saint Luc, Liège, B

1980
Moves to Walferdange, L
Marriage with Marie-Josée Meyers, Walferdange, L

1980 - 1988
Teaches art classes at Lycée Technique Nic. Biever à Dudelange, L (chargé de cours) & art classes for adults at Lycée Technique des Arts et Métiers in Luxembourg, L

1982
First son David Michels is born
Starts teaching art classes at Lycée Nic Biever, Dudelange, L

1983
1er Prix de la Peinture, Biennale des Jeunes, Esch-sur-Alzette, L
Residency at Cité des Arts, Paris, F

1984
Second son Frank Michels is born

1987
Prix de Raville, Luxembourg, L

1987 - 1994
Membre du Conseil d’Administration du CAL, Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg, L

1988 - 1990
Vice-president of the "groupe Arts Plastiques de la Division Générale X auprès de la Commission Européenne" in Bruxelles, B

1988
First solo exhibition at Galerie de Luxembourg with Gallery owners Jean Aulner and Erna Hecey

1990 - 1992
Member of the "Commission des Conseillers Culturels de la Division Générale X de la Commission Européenne" in Bruxelles, B

1994
Artists discovers computer as creative tool with first PC

1996
1er Price Concours Siemens, Luxembourg, L
Artists’ spouse Marie-Josée Michels-Meyers deceases (1946–1996)

1997
Artists’ father José François Michels deceases (1926–1997)

1999
Artist meets longtime companion Yvette Tosseng-Heinen

2000
Artists’ mother Pauline Marie Michels-Steines deceases (1927–2000)
Retrospective show "1980-2000 vingt ans d´aventure picturale" at Théatre Galerie d'Esch, Esch-sur-Alzette, L

2002
Theme-related retrospective show "Signes - de ma région [une époque de créations]" in Consdorf, L

2006
Artist’s friend and galerist Jean Aulner deceases (1935–2006)
Realisation of a 258 m2 large mural painting "Graffitis" for the Administration Communale de la Ville de Luxembourg (Rocade 3), Luxembourg, L


2008
Residency at Cité des Arts, Paris, F

2009
Moves to Vaison-la-Romaine, Provence, F

2011
Begin of Myelodysplastic syndrome treatment in Marseille, F

2013
Deceases 05.02.2013 in Marseille, F