Today in Surrealist History

Historical Events

  • 1936-06-11 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1897-09-23 Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist)
  • 1898-11-21 René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)
  • 1900-01-05 Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
  • 1900-02-22 Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • 1901-07-15 Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
  • 1901-09-02 Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1904-05-11 Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), born in Figueres, Spain (d. 1989)

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • 1905-01-08 Giacinto Scelsi, La Spezia, Italy, composer and surrealist poet
  • 1908-12-16 Remedios Varo, Anglès Spain, Spain-Mexican Surrealist artist
  • 1909-01-06 Johannes H Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
  • 1910-02-20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
  • 1917-04-06 Leonora Carrington, Clayton-le-Woods UK, British-Mexican Surrealist artist
  • 1917-11-22 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter, born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • 1593-07-11 Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1st surrealist painter, dies (birth date unkn)
  • 1903-01-04 Geo[rge J H] Poggenbeek, Dutch surrealist painter, dies at 49
  • 1955-01-15 Yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies
  • 1963-10-08 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist dies of a heart attack aged 54
  • 1967-08-15 René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
  • 1976-04-01 Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
  • 1983-12-25 Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
  • 1987-10-28 Andre Masson, France, surrealist artist (Labyrinth), dies at 91
  • 1990-10-20 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies at 72
  • 1994-07-20 Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 96
  • 2011-05-25 Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94
  • 2014-05-12 H. R. Giger, Swiss Oscar-winning surrealist artist, dies from injuries from a fall at 74