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André Breton

André Breton  

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(1896–1966)French poet.Breton was born in Tinchebray, Orne. His early involvement with the dadaists revealed itself in such works as Mont de piété (1919); in the same year he co-founded the ...
Beat Movement

Beat Movement  

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A bohemian rebellion against established society which came to prominence about 1956 and had its centers in San Francisco and New York. The term “Beat” expressed both exhaustion and beatification in ...
John Berger

John Berger  

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(1926– ),novelist and art critic, born in London and educated at the Chelsea College of Art and Central School of Art. He became well known as a broadcaster and journalist holding Marxist views. His ...
New York School

New York School  

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Name applied to the innovatory painters, particularly the Abstract Expressionists, who worked in New York during the 1940s and 1950s and whose critical and financial success helped the city to ...
Paul-Émile Borduas

Paul-Émile Borduas  

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(b Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, 1 Nov. 1905; d Paris, 21 Feb. 1960).Canadian painter, active mainly in Montreal but also in Paris and New York. He trained as a church decorator under Ozias Leduc, then ...

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