Cahun, Claude, 1894-1954

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1894-10-25
Death 1954-12-08
French
English, German, French

Biographical notes:

Claude Cahun, born Lucy Schwob, was a French photographer, artist, and author. Cahun was associated with the Surrealist movement, and her photography and writings addressed issues of gender identity. In 1937 she moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands with her partner Suzanne Malherbe, an illustrator who adopted the name Marcel Moore. Cahun and Malherbe were active in the resistance during the German occupation of Jersey during World War II. They were imprisoned and sentenced to death in 1944, but were liberated at the end of the war.

From the description of Claude Cahun and Suzanne Malherbe papers, 1913-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702201538

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http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63b6jgc
Ark ID:
w63b6jgc
SNAC ID:
49238183

Subjects:

  • Gender identity in art
  • World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements
  • Art, French--20th century
  • Photographers
  • Surrealism
  • Lesbian artists
  • LGBTQ resource
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Authors, French--20th century
  • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, French
  • Women photographers

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • Jersey (Channel Islands) (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Channel Islands--Jersey (as recorded)