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DESNOS, Robert (1900 - 1945), Painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DESNOS, Robert (1900 - 1945), Painter, draughtsman

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 4 July 1900, in Paris; died 8 June 1945, in Terezin, Czechoslovakia, during deportation.

Painter, draughtsman.

Surrealist group.

Robert Desnos, poet, writer and essayist, was a member of the Surrealist Group until 1929. In 1922 he experimented with hypnosis and produced drawings mixed with text while under the influence. He then transformed these messages from the unconscious into paintings without

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