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 Jimmy Ernst  (1920 - 1984)

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Lived/Active: New York / Germany      Known for: abstract expression and surrealist painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Jimmy Ernst
1920 (Cologne, Germany)
1984 (New York City)

New York / Germany

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abstract expression and surrealist painting

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Jimmy Ernst decided early in life not to become  an artist, for fear of being in the shadow of his father, Max Ernst.  Suddenly, at the age of twenty, he felt  the urge to paint, but not in the surrealist style of his father.  He was brought up by his mother, Louise Straus, in  Cologne, after his parents were divorced.  His ethical grounding was instilled by his mother, who was Jewish and a journalist and led him to understand that his father's emotional cruelty (showing 500 of 6976 characters).

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