Artist Biography — Surréalisme

Albert Dumouchel / Canadian painter

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**Albert Dumouchel** Albert Dumouchel (1916-1971) was one of the most influential and pioneering figures in modern art in Quebec. He was a professor, artistic director, photographer, musician, engraver and painter. From the age of 8, he studied violin, singing and piano; he perfected his singing skills with Rodolphe Plamondon. And in 1936, the Valleyfield Seminary entrusted him with his art studio where he taught until 1949. In 1945, in Montreal, he participated in "exquisite corpse" experiments with Léon Bellefleur, Jean Benoit, Jean Léonard, Mimi Parent and Alfred Pellan.He also became a professor of drawing, art history, advertising and photography at...

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Josep Baqués / An outstanding painter inventor

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**Josep Baqués** Josep Baqués (1895 - 1967) is a Spanish artist, whose contribution and works in Graphic Design have been recognized nationally and internationally for his creativity, innovation and rigor. After having left his family at the age of 17 and traveled to Germany and France, Josep Baqués returned to Barcelona in 1914 when the war broke out. In 1928, he became a civil servant in the Guàrdia Urbana, the municipal police of the city. Living alone with his mother, single with a minimal social life, he devotes all his free time to drawing more than 1500 monsters. From the...

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