(January 4, 1896-October 28, 1987)
Born in Balagny-sur-Therain, France
Cubist and surrealist painter
Paintings include 'Pedestal Table in the Studio' (1922), 'Card Trick' (1923), 'The Four Elements' (1924), 'Battle of the Fishes' (1927), 'Sacrifices' (1936), 'Metamorphoses' (1939), 'Childbirth' (1955) and 'Star, Winged Being, Fish' (1955)
Why he might be annoying
He would paint in an altered state of consciousness induced by drugs or by going long periods without food and sleep.
He would throw glue and sand against a canvas and make paintings based on the shapes that were formed.
One critic called him 'possibly the most consistent portrayer of cruel confrontations and bizarre combat in surrealism.'
Why he might not be annoying
He was badly wounded when he was shot in the chest during World War I.
During World War II, he and his Jewish wife escaped from France to the US.
His paintings and lectures while living in New York were an influence on Jackson Pollock and the Abstract Expressionist movement.
Credit: C. Fishel
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