Michel Leiris | the artist

The artist Michel Leiris
Born April 20 1901, Paris, France.
Died Sept 30 1990 Saint-Hilaire, France.

Style and technique of the artist: Surrealism, Writing,

"Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing."

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Site officiel Michel Leiris
He grew up in comfortable Parisian bourgeois surroundings. The earnest student of chemistry was soon seduced by the exciting world of cafes and cabarets, and particularly by the heady stimulus of Dadaism and Surrealism. Introduced to surrealist circles by his lifelong friend Andre Masson, Leiris by the late 1920’s had become one of the earliest defectors from the movement…

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