Paalen, Wolfgang, 1907-1959

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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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referencedIn César Moro papers, 1854-1997, 1925-1956 The Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Wescher, Paul, b. 1894. Paul and Mary Wescher papers, 1920-1976 (bulk 1949-1976). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Emilio Adolfo Westphalen papers regarding surrealism in Latin America, 1938-1995 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Paalen, Wolfgang, 1905-1959. Rêve mexicain, 1939 [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Gloria de Herrera papers, 1936-1996, 1947-1985 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Moro, César, d. 1956. César Moro papers, 1925-1987 (bulk 1925-1956) Getty Research Library
creatorOf Paalen, Wolfgang, 1907-1959. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Paalen, Wolfgang. Letter : Mexico D.F., to Pierre Mabille, Fort-de-France, [ca. 1940 - ca. 1945]. Getty Research Library
creatorOf PAALEN, WOLFGANG. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Eder, Rita. Vivisimo muerto : Debates on surrealism in Latin America [videorecording] / [symposium sponsored by the Getty Research Institute]. Getty Research Institute, Research Library
creatorOf Westphalen, Emilio Adolfo, 1911-. Emilio Westphalen papers regarding surrealism in Latin America, 1922-1995, bulk 1938-1951. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Hurtado, Luchita, 1920-. Oral history interview with Luchita Hurtado, 1994 May 1-1995 Apr. 13 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf De Herrera, Gloria, 1929-1985. Gloria de Herrera papers, 1936-1996 (bulk 1947-1985). Getty Research Library
creatorOf Paalen, Wolfgang, 1905-1959. Rêve mexicain, 1939. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Mullican, Lee, 1919-. Oral history interview with Lee Mullican, 1992 May 22-1993 Mar. 4 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Breton, André, 1896-1966. person
associatedWith De Herrera, Gloria person
associatedWith De Herrera, Gloria, 1929-1985. person
associatedWith Hurtado, Luchita, 1920- person
associatedWith Mabille, Pierre. person
associatedWith Moro, César, d. 1956. person
associatedWith Mullican, Lee, 1919- person
associatedWith Wescher, Paul, b. 1894. person
associatedWith Westphalen, Emilio Adolfo, 1911- person
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Mexico
Latin America
France
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Authors, French--20th century
Political persecution
Expatriate artists
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees
Surrealism
Authors, Exiled
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Artists
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Birth 1905-07-07

Death 1959-09-24

Mexicans

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