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Adversaries, Detractors and Bêtes-Noires

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The surrealists were hardly afraid of making enemies: their aggressive attitude implied it. The earliest history of the movement in France was inflected by the pugnacious attitudes of Dada, and included a brief skirmish over ownership...

Colette Peignot (Laure)

Michael Richardson

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...On the surface Colette Peignot was involved in surrealism only in the most peripheral way. Indeed, one might say that her only participation was as the result of her successive relationships with Jean Bernier when he was part of the Clarté...

Jacques Baron

Michael Richardson

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A precocious poet, Jacques Baron was one of the founding members of the French surrealist group (only 19 at the time and already a published poet). Despite this early brilliance, he was rather parsimonious in his publications, which...

Monny de Boully

Michael Richardson

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A poet and writer, Monny de Boully was part of surrealist circles in Belgrade, but his activities took place largely in France. He met and contributed to the French surrealist group during the mid-1920s, publishing in La Révolution...

Dora Maar

Michael Richardson

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Dora Maar is most famous as Picasso’s lover and the subject of several of his greatest paintings of the later thirties like The Weeping Woman. However, she was also an accomplished photographer and painter associated with the surrealists...

F. E. McWilliam

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Irish sculptor who worked in wood, stone, and bronze. Influenced by African sculpture and by the work of Arp and Brancusi, he visited the International Surrealist Exhibition in London in 1936 and joined the London group soon after, although...

Gérard Vulliamy

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A painter who was initially a member of the group Abstraction-Création, he became close to the surrealists in 1934 and took part in the 1938 International Surrealist Exhibition in Paris. During the war he participated in the clandestine...

Gerome Kamrowski

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Gerome Kamrowski was an artist who was already experimenting with automatic techniques in the late 1930s and early 1940s when he came into contact with the group that formed around exiled European surrealists in New York, and in whose...

Gui Rosey

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Poet who participated in the Parisian group from 1932 until the war, when he went underground. Assumed to have died, he only reappeared in 1960, publishing volumes of poetry as Œuvres vives (1960) and Électro-magie in 1968 as well...

Ilmar Laaban

Michael Richardson

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Translator, critic, and poet, Ilmar Laaban began publishing poetry in 1938. Escaping from Nazi occupied Estonia in 1943, he made his home in Stockholm and participated in the activities of the Swedish surrealists. Banned from publishing...