In Gérard Schneider’s body of work, the 1950s are called “Years of Glory”.
From the early 1950s, Gérard Schneider’s works were exhibited in Europe: for example, in Brussels where there was a first retrospective in 1953. He also participated in the first two editions of Documenta in Kassel in 1955 and 1959.
Between 1955 and 1961, the Samuel Kootz Gallery in New York was Gérard Schneider’s exclusive dealer in the USA and his representative there. The painter Gérard Schneider joined his friend Pierre Soulages in this prestigious gallery. The Phillips Gallery of Washington and New York’s MoMA both acquired an artwork during the 1950s.