René Magritte

1898-1967, Belgium, Surrealism
Highlights
1928: The musée de Grenoble in France is the 1st public institution to acquire his painting
1940: Magritte forged Old and Modern Master paintings as well as banknotes
1951: The Casino of Knokke, Belgium commissioned him a giant 360° mural
2009: Opening of the Musée Magritte in Brussels
"Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see"
BIO
In the 1920’s, a Belgian artist began creating thought-provoking images that challenged people’s preconceived perceptions of reality. His public image of an average man in suit and bowler hat, living in the suburban anonymity of Brussels, was designed to defeat inquiries into his personal life. René François Ghislain Magritte was born in 1898 in Lessines, Belgium. At the early age of 12, he started to attend drawing ...
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ARTWORKS BY RENÉ MAGRITTE
René Magritte
Le retour, 1949
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Shéhérazade, 1948
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