Artist Birthdays January 5 – YVES TANGUY

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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.

Yves Tanguy. Reply to Red (1943).

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