Yves Tanguy
1900–1955

Introduction

Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy (January 5, 1900 – January 15, 1955), known as just Yves Tanguy (, French: [iv tɑ̃ɡi]), was a French surrealist painter.

Wikidata identifier

Q66809948

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Introduction

Tanguy was self-taught and joined the Surrealists in 1925. His works consistently featured flat landscapes that resembled seaside or submarine spaces covered with rock and sand formations. Highly influential, Tanguy practiced a pure form of Automatism, spontaneous work not under conscious control. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) launched a major retrospective of his work in 1955.

Country of birth

France

Roles

Artist, painter, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500025688

Names

Yves Tanguy, Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy

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