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 Rene Magritte  (1898 - 1967)

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Lived/Active: Belgium      Known for: surrealist painting-figure, landscape

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Birth
1898 (Lessines, Belgium)
 
Death
1967 (Brussels, Belgium)

Lived/Active
Belgium


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surrealist painting-figure, landscape

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Rene Magritte was born on November 21,1898 in the town of Lessines in southern Belgium, near Brussels. He was the oldest of three brothers. He began taking art lessons at the age of twelve. Between 1916 and 1921 he was enrolled at the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels, but he attended classes only occasionally. He had some published drawings, some advertising posters, a stint as a designer at a wallpaper factory and another doing freelance publicity work for a fashion house. He had toye (showing 500 of 6854 characters).



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