Paalen, Wolfgang, 1907-1959

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1905-07-07
Death 1959-09-24
Mexicans
Undetermined

Biographical notes:

Wolfgang Paalen (Vienna, 1905/1907 - Mexico City, 1959), Austrian painter and writer associated primarily with Surrealism and the Dynatones group. At the beginning of World War II he settled in Mexico, where he introduced the surrealism in painting. He took his own life in Mexico City.

From the description of Letter : Mexico D.F., to Pierre Mabille, Fort-de-France, [ca. 1940 - ca. 1945]. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78735730

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Subjects:

  • Authors, French--20th century
  • Political persecution
  • Expatriate artists
  • World War, 1939-1945--Refugees
  • Surrealism
  • Authors, Exiled

Occupations:

  • Artists

Places:

  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • Latin America (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)