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Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy
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Yves Tanguy Biography

Yves Tanguy was born in 1900 in Brittany, France. He began his career in the merchant marines and was drafted into the army during the World War I. After the war he settled in Paris, earning his living by different jobs. He never got any formal training in painting. He said that the idea of becoming an artist came to him after he saw a picture by De Chirico in 1923. His friend, the poet Jacques Prévert (1900-77), introduced him into the circle of the Surrealists.

Yves Tanguy 14 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Yves Tanguy Bibliography

Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture by Sam Hunter, Daniel Wheeler, John M. Jacobus. Harry N Abrams, 2000.

The Yale Dictionary of Arts and Artists. By Erika Langmuir and Norbert Lynton. Yale University Press. 2000.

A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art by Ian Chilvers. Oxford University Press, 1998.

Surrealist Painting (Colour Library) by Simon Wilson. Phaidon Press Inc., 1993.