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René Magritte

(Belgian, 1898–1967)

from les enfants trouvés by rené magritte

René Magritte

from Les Enfants Trouvés, 1968

from les enfants trouvés by rené magritte

René Magritte

from Les Enfants Trouvés, 1968

from les enfants trouvés by rené magritte

René Magritte

from Les Enfants Trouvés, 1968

from les enfants trouvés by rené magritte

René Magritte

from Les Enfants Trouvés, 1968

from les enfants trouvés by rené magritte

René Magritte

from Les Enfants Trouvés, 1968

from les enfants trouvés by rené magritte

René Magritte

from Les Enfants Trouvés, 1968

Biography

Timeline

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

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