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).
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