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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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André Breton, by Ida Kar - NPG x132426

André Breton

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x132426

André Breton, by Ida Kar - NPG x132973

André Breton

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960
NPG x132973

André Breton, by Ida Kar - NPG x133343

André Breton

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960
NPG x133343

André Breton, by Ida Kar - NPG x134158

André Breton

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960
NPG x134158

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André Breton

by Ida Kar
modern bromide print from original negative, 1960
NPG x135085

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