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(1891 – 1976), Germany

Max Ernst Biography

A painter, sculptor and printmaker, Max Ernst was a leading figure of the Surrealist movement. He began studying philosophy at the University of Bonn but became increasingly interested in painting. Alongside de Chirico and Arp he founded the Dada group in 1919. His collages and later paintings combine irrational and absurd imagery, and his discover of the technique frottage provided him with the means to evoke hallucinatory visions. In 1941 Ernst moved to the USA as a refugee, returning to Paris in 1950.

Max Ernst Featured Artworks

Loplop im Wald by Max Ernst contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Max ErnstLoplop im Wald, 1958Oil on paper on canvas
30 x 25 cm
Bailly Gallery Contact Gallery
Two Holohedra Sulfates, Silicates, Picastrates and twins after my choice with chopsticks by Max Ernst contemporary artwork mixed media
Max ErnstTwo Holohedra Sulfates, Silicates, Picastrates and twins after my choice with chopsticks, 1920Gouache, ink and pencil, print and collage over painting
28 x 14 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery

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