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 Wolfgang Paalen  (1905 - 1959)

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Lived/Active: California / Mexico/Austria      Known for: non objective and surreal imagery-painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Wolfgang Paalen
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Birth
1905 (Baden near Vienna, Austria )
 
Death
1959 (Taxco, Mexico)

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California / Mexico/Austria

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Wolfgang Paalen was born in Baden near Vienna, Austria in 1905.  At 16 Paalen studied painting in Berlin with Leo von Koenig, and later continued in Paris with Fernnd Léger.  A modernist, his work embraces Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.  He committed suicide in Taxco, Mexico in 1959.
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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