Andre Masson | the artist




The artist Andre Masson
Born Jan 4 1896, Balgny Oise, France.
Died Oct 28 1987 Paris.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Printmakers, Surrealism, Documenta Kassel,


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Works in the Tate collection
Works in the MOMA collection
André Masson was born in 1896 and spent his early years in one of the most beautiful provinces of Northern France. Fresh rivers, fertile fields, and the rich forests of the Ile-de-France, celebrated by Barbizon and Impressionist painters, were the backdrop of his childhood and inspired his lifelong love of nature. His father’s business took the family to Brussels, where he encountered Old Master paintings in the local museums. He was admitted to the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts et l’Ecole des Arts Décoratifs at age eleven. In cities all over Europe at the turn of the century young people were enthralled by Art Nouveau, Impressionism, and Symbolism, as well as Nietzsche and Wagner…
Vent de Degel
Moving Figures


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