René Magritte  (Belgian, 1898-1967) 

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René Magritte Biography
1898   Born in the small town of Lessines, a cosmopolitan area of Belgium
1916 - 1918   Studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels
1922   Married Georgette Berger
1923   Sells his first painting, a portrait of the singer Evelyne Brélia
1925   Painted first major surrealist work, 'Le Jockey Perdu' (The Lost Jockey)
1927   Magritte and Georgette move to Paris to be closer to the Surrealists and becomes friends with Andre Breton
1967   Died in Brussels, August 15
Selected Exhibitions
2008   La photographie timbree, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris
2007   25 Years Brusberg Berlin, Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
2006   Degas to Picasso - Modern Masters, MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
2005   The Eye of the Collector, the Wishes of the Donor, the Spirit of the Philanthrop, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2004   The Invisible Revealed, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2003   Dada and Surrealism, Bildmuseet, Umea
2002   Behind the Surrealist Curtain: Sex, Sensuality and Silence
2001   In the Rough, Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Porto
2000   Surreale Welten - Von Piranesi bis Dubuffect, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
1999   Surrealism - Two Private Eyes, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
1967   exhibition in the Galerie Iolas in Paris
1965   retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
1927   first solo exhibition at the Galérie Le Centaure