André Breton(1896-1966), Poet and critic
Sitter in 7 portraits
Breton studied medicine and psychiatry before serving in the First World War. In 1924 he published the first Surrealist Manifesto, officially founding the movement. Important publications include critical works, such as Le surréalisme et le peinture (1926) and the novels Nadja (1933) and L'Amour fou (1937).
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
- Elisa Breton (née Bindorff) (wife)
Read our latest news and have your say.
Identify our Silhouettes
Join enthusiastic contributors who have already identified 155 sitters.
Tell us more about our Silvy sitters
Help us identify the sitters who visited Camille Silvy’s photographic studio during the 1860s.