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René Magritte

(1898-1967)

Biography

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BRené Magritte was born on the 21st November, 1898 in Hainaut, Belgium. His father was a tailor and a merchant. As his business did not go well the family had to move often. René lost his mother early and tragically – she committed suicide for unclear reasons. René was only 14 years old at the time. From 1916 through 1918 Magritte studied in the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels (Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts). He became a wallpaper designer and commercial artist. His early painting works were executed under the influence of the Cubism and Futurism (1918-20), then he was inspired by the Purists and Fernand Léger. Read René Magritte's Full Biography

René Magritte. Without Title (French: Sans titre). Without Title (French: Sans titre). 1926. Pencil, watercolor and collage. 44 x 61 cm. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. Panorama populaire. Panorama populaire. 1926. Oil on canvas. 120 x 80 cm. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. The Menaced Assassin. The Menaced Assassin. 1926. Oil on canvas. 152 x 195 cm. The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. The Lost Jockey. The Lost Jockey. 1926. Collage. 39.5 x 54 cm. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. Dangerous Liaisons. Dangerous Liaisons. 1926. Oil on canvas. 72 x 64 cm. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. The Secret Player. The Secret Player. 1927. Oil on canvas. 152 x 195 cm. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. Young Girl Eating a Bird / Pleasure (French: Jeune fille mangeant un oiseau / Le Plaisir). Young Girl Eating a Bird / Pleasure (French: Jeune fille mangeant un oiseau / Le Plaisir). 1927. Oil on canvas. 74 x 97 cm. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. The Reckless Sleeper. The Reckless Sleeper. 1927. Oil on canvas. 116 x 81 cm. Tate Gallery, London, UK. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. La Parure de l'orage. La Parure de l'orage. 1927. Oil on canvas. 81 x 116 cm. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. La Fin des contemplations. La Fin des contemplations. 1927. Oil on canvas with metallic pins. 72.8 x 99.8 cm. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. Intermission. Intermission. 1927/28. Oil on canvas. 114.3 x 161 cm. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. La Lectrice soumise. La Lectrice soumise. 1928. Oil on canvas. 92 x 73 cm. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. L'Invention de la vie. L'Invention de la vie. 1928. Oil on canvas. 81 x 116 cm. Zwirner & Wirth, NY, USA. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. Les Chasseurs de la
 nuit. Les Chasseurs de la nuit. 1928. Oil on canvas. 81 x 116 cm. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
René Magritte. The Voice of the Winds. The Voice of the Winds. 1928. Oil on canvas. 73 x 54 cm. Private collection. Order a Poster or Print
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