Introduction
Wolfgang Robert Paalen (July 22, 1905 in Vienna, Austria – September 24, 1959 in Taxco, Mexico) was a German-Austrian-Mexican painter, sculptor and art philosopher. A member of the Abstraction-Création group from 1934–35, he joined the influential Surrealist movement in 1935 and was one of its prominent exponents until 1942. Whilst in exile in Mexico, he founded his own counter-surrealist art-magazine DYN, in which he tried to reconcile diverging materialist and occult tendencies in Surrealism with his philosophy of contingency. He rejoined the group between 1951 and 1954, during his sojourn in Paris.
Wikidata
Q669728
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Nationalities
Austrian, German
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Graphic artist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Wolfgang Paalen, Wolfgang R. Paalen
ULAN
500031356
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