Artist Birthdays January 5 – YVES TANGUY
YVES TANGUY (January 5, 1900 – January 15, 1955)
- Nationality: French-born/American
- Field: Painting
- Art Movement: Surrealism
- ARTiFact: Although he had no formal artistic training, in 1923 he became greatly impressed by a Giorgio de Chirico painting and made the decision to pursue a serious art career.
- Artist Quote: “The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.”
- Notable Artwork (shown below): Reply to Red, 1943.