A history of surrealism, surreal art, and the artists involved in the surrealist art movement. A definitive history of the surrealist movement.

Name: Andre Breton
Year of Birth & Death: (1896 - 1966)
Biography: Born in Tinchebray, France, he was primarily recognized for his prose and poetry, such as "Nadja" (1928) and "Revolver a cheveux blancs" (1932). He later became known as the Pope of Surrealism, and was responsible for writing "The Manifestos of Surrealism" (1924), as well as "La Revolution surrealiste", a collection of articles on painters of his choosing, written in volumes which were later published under the title "Surrealisme et la peinture" (1928). Having fled to the United States during World War II, Breton published several works there, including "The Artistic Genesis and Perspective of Surrealism" (1941) and "Prolegomena to a Third Manifesto of Surrealism or Not" (1942). His American works inspired several painters in the country, and he took from America an interest in the occult.

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