Masson, André

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Masson, André Gender: M
André Aimé Masson
born on 4 January 1896 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Balagny sur Thérain, France, 49n18, 2e20
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°15' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°05 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 01°10'


French artist, a surrealist painter and set designer who caused a stir in the '20s with his works. As an instinctive painter, he put out spontaneous compositions, often by simply making patterns on a canvas with glue and sand, then squeezing tubes of color onto it. Born of rich peasants, Masson stated that he wanted to produce works that "remove objects from their familiar and useful situations. I wanted to represent the effort of taking off into flight -- beings who are rooted, but have wings and want to fly away. I wanted to project the nudes into a space in which they could live freely." Masson was one of the first French artists to investigate the action of chance through the throwing of paint.

A refugee in the U.S. from 1941-1945, he influenced emerging artists like Jackson Pollock.

He was married for the second time in 1932 and had three kids.

Masson died on 28 October 1987, aged 91, at his home in Paris, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Miro, Joan (born 20 April 1893)
  • parent->child relationship with Masson, Diego (born 21 June 1935)
  • has other family relationship with Lacan, Jacques (born 13 April 1901). Notes: Brothers-in-law


  • Relationship : Marriage 13 February 1920 in Céret (Odette Marie Anne Cabalé, 1899-1984)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 28 December 1934 in Barcelona (Rose Macklés, 1902-1986)
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  • Social : Begin Travel 1941 (Fled france as refugee)
  • Social : Return Home 1945 (Returned to France)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 28 October 1987 (Age 91)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1990 (Company merged with GTE)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate (acte n° 1) from the online Oise archives. Marriages and death data in margin.

Same data in Gauquelin Vol 4/737.


  • Traits : Personality : Unique
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Surrealist)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Utilities/Phone/Cable/TV (Telecommunications)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection