Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

Composition Dramatique

Composition Dramatique


Jean Helion

French, 1904 - 1987

Oil on canvas
51 3/16 x 69 1/2 in. (130 x 176.5 cm)
Gift of Peggy Guggenheim
Provenance: The artist; Signora Peggy Guggenheim
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryOmaha, Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum, The Thirties Decade: American Artists and Their European Contemporaries, Oct. 10 - Nov. 28, 1971. Text by Allen Porter. Cat. no. 85, p. 43, reproduced.

Dallas, Texas, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Geometric Abstraction, 1976.

Colmar, France, Musée d'Unterlinden, Helion, La Figure Tombee, June 3 - Sept. 3, 1995.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, International Abstraction: Making Painting Real, May 2, 2003 - Feb. 29, 2004.

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

Learn more about Equity at SAM