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 Simon Hantai  (1922 - 2008)

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Lived/Active: France/Hungary      Known for: abstract painting on folding canvas

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1922
Birth of Simon Hantaï on December 7, Bia, Hungary

1942-1948
Studies at the School of Fine Arts in Budapest.

1948
Leaves Hungary and travels through Italy before settling in France

1950–1951
First "Surrealizing" works, trying out different techniques: collage, frottage, scraping with razor blades, dripping and even folding. Becomes interested in gestural painting.

1953
First exhibition, "Peintures" at the Surrealist gallery L'Etoile Scellée, Paris, (showing 500 of 15485 characters).

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