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Wolfgang Paalen

 (1905 - 1959)
Wolfgang Paalen was active/lived in California / Mexico, Austria.  Wolfgang Paalen is known for non objective and surreal imagery-painting.

Biography   Wolfgang Paalen


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.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"


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