Max Ernst Biography

Sculptor, Editor, Painter (1891–1976)
Max Ernst was a German artist--in painting, sculpture and collage--who was a key figure in the Dadaist and Surrealist art movements.


Max Ernst was born on April 2, 1891 in Brühl, Germany. After serving in the German army during WWI, he became an artist in the Dada movement and was notorious for his art events (one staged in a public rest room) and his dreamlike collage work. In 1922 Ernst moved to Paris and helped found Surrealism. He was married to Peggy Guggenheim, and Dorothea Tanning. Ernst died in 1976.

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