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Broodthaers, Marcel

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00027074
Broodthaers, Marcel

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Active since 1973 active in England, after Germany.

Born 28 January 1924, in Brussels; died 28 January 1976, in Cologne.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), engraver, installation artist, environmental artist.

Conceptual Art.

Marcel Broodthaers bowed to his father's wishes and enrolled at university in 1942 to study chemistry, but quickly dropped out to become a poet. By the late 1940s, he was running a small bookshop and moving in literary circles, frequenting the Surrealists and becoming a willing co-signatory to the various tracts levelled at the time against André Breton. He was a close friend of René Magritte. In 1957, Broodthaers published his first volume of poems: ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage ; Prints and Printmaking ; Public Art, Land Art, and Environmental Art ; 20th-Century Art

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