Alice Marie Yvonne Philppot Rahon
(1904 - 1987)
Alice Marie Yvonne Philppot Rahon was active/lived in California, New York / France, Mexico. Alice Rahon is known for abstract expressionist, surrealist painting, poetry writing, costume design.
Biography Alice Marie Yvonne Philppot Rahon
Alice Phillipot (later Paalen and Rahon) (8 June 1904 – September 1987) was a French/Mexican poet and artist, whose work contributed to the beginning of abstract expression in Mexico. She began as a surrealist* poet in Europe, but began painting in Mexico. She was a prolific artist from the late 1940s to the 1960s, exhibiting frequently in Mexico and the United States, with a wide circle of friends in these two countries.
Her work remained tied to surrealism, but was also innovative including abstract elements and the use of new techniques such as sgraffito* and the use of sand for texture. She became isolated in her later life due to health issues, and except for retrospectives at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in 1986 and at the Muse
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