Hugo, Valentine

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Hugo, Valentine Gender: F
Valentine Marie Augustine Gross
born on 16 March 1887 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Boulogne sur Mer, France, 50n43, 1e37
Timezone LMT m1e37 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Breton
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 25°46' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 26°51 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 04°23'


French surrealist painter, studied painting in Paris, and in 1919 married French artist Jean Hugo (1894–1984), great-grandson of Victor Hugo. She collaborated with him on ballet designs including Les mariés de la tour Eiffel (1921), and in 1926 executed 24 wood engravings after maquettes by Jean Hugo for Jean Cocteau's production of Roméo et Juliette. She met the surrealists around 1928 and actively participated in the movement between 1930 and 1936. The foremost illustrator of Paul Éluard's work, she first exhibited with the surrealists in the Salon des Surindépendants of 1933.

She died poor and lonely on her 81st birthday, 16 March 1968 in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Hugo, Jean (born 19 November 1894)


Source Notes

André Breton drew her chart, he gives 4:30 am as birth time, but uses 4.30 pm for his calculation (Ascendant 10 Virgo).

The birth record has 16:00 (4h du soir), as by email from Archives Municipales, receive 19 June 2013.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter)