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ANDRE MASSON (French / 1896-1987)

André Masson was born in Balagny-sur-Thérain in France, but brought up in Belgium. He studied in Brussels and at the Beaux-Arts, Paris. He was seriously injured fighting for France in WWI. In the 1920s André Masson was one of the founders of Surrealism, and although he dissociated himself from Breton and the surrealists in the 1930s, his life’s work is nevertheless best understood in the context of Surrealism. The art of André Masson was condemned as degenerate by the Nazis, and he fled to America for the years 1941-5, where his work was a huge influence on the Abstract Expressionists. There was a major Masson retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1976.

See also:

FRANCISCO BORES
ENRICO BAJ
LUCIEN COUTAUD
SALVADOR DALI

Selected prints by ANDRE MASSON

Les incertitudes de
Psyché, 1968
Lithograph
Prometheus, the
first rebel, 1962
Lithograph
Untitled (Torso), 1972
Lithograph

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