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Yves Tanguy

 (1900 - 1955)
Yves Tanguy was active/lived in Connecticut / France.  Yves Tanguy is known for surreal vegetal landscape painting.

Yves Tanguy

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Born in Paris, Yves Tanguy became one of the leading artists of a movement called Surrealism, depictions that suggested other-worldliness and eerie circumstances. Tanguy's most characteristic works are painted in a style reminiscent of Salvadore DalĂ­, but his imagery is highly distinctive, featuring strange landscapes in which amorphous objects proliferate in a haunted dream world. His paintings often had indefinable inhabitants, casting long shadows across a landscape, in a meticulously detailed style that bridged realism and abstraction.

The son of a sea captain, he spent his childhood in Paris and in Brittany where the landscape with its empty plateaus, grey skies and dried bones made a great impression upon him. He also spent man  ...  Displaying 750 of 3465 characters.

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About  Yves Tanguy

Born:  1900 - Paris, France
Died:   1955 - Woodbury, Connecticut
Known for:  surreal vegetal landscape painting