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Tanguy, Yves

Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1955 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Painters


1900 - Born on January 5th in Paris, France. French-born American painter who made a highly individual contribution to Surrealism.

1922 - Tanguy returned to Paris, where he lived a Bohemian life and searched for a vocation.

1923 - Inspired by a painting of Giorgio de Chirico that he saw in an art gallery made such a strong impression on him that he immediately took up painting.

1925 - Joined the Surrealists, and he subsequently participated in all the Surrealists' major exhibitions.

1927 - Tanguy had found his own unique style of painting. His paintings depict groups of strange, unidentifiable objects that resemble marine invertebrates or sculpturesque rock formations.

1939-1948 - He visited the United States and settled there, becoming a United States citizen.

1955 - Died on January 15th in Waterbury, Connecticut.


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