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Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early-1920s, Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities of World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, and Salvador Dali were important later Surrealists.   continue on wikipedia  


Charles Demuth   1883-1935   American Painter
Jean Arp   1886-1966   German/French Painter/Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp   1887-1968   French/American Conceptual Artist
Marc Chagall   1887-1985   Russian/Jewish Painter
Giorgio de Chirico   1888-1978   Greek/Italian Painter/Sculptor
Paul Nash   1889-1946   English Painter
Man Ray   1890-1976   American Photographer/Painter
Max Ernst   1891-1976   German/French Painter
Joan Miro   1893-1983   Spanish Painter/Sculptor
Andre Masson   1896-1987   French Painter
Rene Magritte   1898-1967   Belgian Painter
Alberto Giacometti   1901-1966   Swiss Painter/Sculptor
Hans Bellmer   1902-1975   German/French
Salvador Dali   1904-1989   Spanish Painter
Frida Kahlo   1907-1954   Mexican Painter
Dorothea Tanning   1910-   American Painter/Sculptor
Roberto Matta   1912-2002   Chilean/French Painter