Varo, Remedios, 1908-1963

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Remedios Varo (b. Dec. 16, 1908, Anglés, Spain–d. Oct. 8 1963, Mexico City, Mexico) surrealist painter working in Spain, Paris, and Mexico. She entered Escuela de Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain) at 15 and studied under Manuel Benedito. Varo relocated to Paris during the Spanish Civil War and was a member of the surrealist scene there. When the Germans invaded France in the 1930s, she escaped to Mexico and became a player in the Mexican surrealist art scene. There she formed ties with many famous artists such as Leonora Carrington, Dora Maar, Roberto Matta, Wolfgang Paalen, Max Ernst, Gunther Gerzso, Kati Horna, José Horna, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jean Nicolle, and Marc Chagall.
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associatedWith Breton, André, 1896-1966 person
associatedWith Carrington, Leonora person
associatedWith Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 person
associatedWith Domínguez, Óscar 1906-1957 person
associatedWith Ernst, Max, 1891-1976 person
associatedWith Francés, Esteban person
associatedWith Gerzso, Gunther, 1915-2000 person
associatedWith Gurdjieff, George Ivanovitch, 1872-1949. person
associatedWith Horna, Kati person
associatedWith Jean, Marcel, 1900-1993 person
employeeOf J. Walter Thompson company corporateBody
associatedWith Kahlo, Frida person
associatedWith Maar, Dora person
associatedWith Matta Echaurren, Roberto Sebastián, 1911- person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Paalen, Wolfgang, 1907-1959 person
associatedWith Péret, Benjamin, 1899-1959 person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. corporateBody
associatedWith Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 person
associatedWith Uspenskiĭ, P. D. (Petr Demʹi︠a︡novich), 1878-1947 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Paris A8 FR
Mexico City 09 MX
Anglès 56 ES
Art, Mexican


Birth 1908-12-16

Death 1963-10-08




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SNAC ID: 3027599