Magritte, René

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Name
Magritte, René Gender: M
René François Ghislain Magritte
born on 21 November 1898 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Lessines, Belgium, 50n43, 3e50
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°03' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°45 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 01°35'



Portrait of René Magritte 
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René Magritte
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Biography

Belgian painter who was among the greatest creators of poetic images while remaining at the same time consistently realistic. He started as a modernist but became one of the surrealist group with the belief that through ideas and conscious manner one became adept.

Prior to devoting himself to art, he worked as a civil servant.

His childhood was heavily traumatic with the death of his mother when he was 12; she drowned herself with no explanation.

In 1913, Magritte met his wife-to-be for the first time. The couple drifted apart, but eventually re-met in the early '20s and married. In 1927, they moved to Paris but three years later returned to Brussels where they spent the rest of their lives.

Magritte died on 8/15/1967, Brussels, Belgium.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • friend relationship with Nouge, Paul (born 13 February 1895)

Events

  • Death of Mother 1911 (Mother suicide by drowning)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Mom suicide)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Civil servant)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection

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