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 RenĂ© Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)
  • 1900-01-05 Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
  • 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, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • 1909-01-06 Johannes H Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
  • 1910-02-20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker

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
  • 1967-08-15 RenĂ© 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
  • 1994-07-20 Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 96