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Anneliese Hager

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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...A photographer and storyteller, Anneliese Hager participated in Cobra, Rixes and Edda. She was married to Karl-Otto Götz between 1947 and 1965, and it was through him that she came to be involved with surrealism, meeting Breton...

Friedrich Schroeder-Sonnerstein

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 curious self-taught artist, Friedrich Schröder-Sonnerstern came into contact with the surrealists after the Second World War, and featured in most of their subsequent exhibitions. Diagnosed as a schizophrenic as a child, he spent much...

Milan Nápravník

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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...Participant in the Prague group between 1958 and 1966, and then between 1989 and 1993. A poet, painter and theorist, Nápravník earned a living as a television and radio editor. Following the 1968 invasion, he emigrated to West Germany where...

Unica Zürn

Dawn Ades

Dawn Ades is Professor Emerita at the University of Essex. Her publications include Dada and Surrealism (1974), Photomontage (1976), Salvador Dali (1982), Andre Masson (1994), Marcel Duchamp (with Neil Cox and David Hopkins, 1999), Surrealism in Latin America: Vivisimo muerto (with Rita Eder and Gabriela Speranza) (2012). She has curated or co-curated many major exhibitions on surrealism and linked themes. 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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...Like many of the women artists and writers associated with surrealism, especially in the post-war years, Unica Zürn did not take an active part in the movement. But her works share core surrealist concerns and practices. The centrality...

Konrad Klapheck

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In 1955 the twenty-year-old Konrad Klapheck was studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf. As he wanted to be noticed, he decided to paint, in minute detail, an old Continental typewriter. The three weeks he spent painting his...

Richard Oelze

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...To encounter Richard Oelze’s work is immediately to become immersed in embryonic forms floating through pre-human landscapes. The experience is, in the words of André Breton, “somewhat otherworldly” (1972: 80) and it comes courtesy...

Maxime Alexandre

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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...A participant in French surrealist activities from 1923 to 1932, Alexandre was a bilingual (French-German) poet, critic, and historian. Close friends with Louis Aragon whom he met in 1920, he broke with the group around Breton at the time...

Meret Oppenheim

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Meret Oppenheim was among the few artists to gain approval in surrealism at an early age. The price she paid was a long-lasting reputation as a surrealist muse. Having come to Paris in 1932 to study art she met Alberto Giacometti, in whose...

Walter Benjamin

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Overview Although the German-Jewish cultural critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin’s relation to surrealism was peripheral, he was a perceptive early critic of the movement who recognized its significance as a symptom of the modern crisis...

Edgar Ende

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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...A painter deeply marked by German romanticism, Edgar Ende was motivated by Caspar David Friedrich’s advice to “Close your eyes, to see the real picture with your inner eye and bring what you see to the light.” Forbidden by the Nazis from...