Salmon, André

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Salmon, André Gender: M
born on 4 October 1881 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°26' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°57 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 28°41'

André Salmon (At right, with Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso in front of the Café de La Rotonde, 1916)


French poet, art critic and writer, who was one of the early defenders of Cubism, with Guillaume Apollinaire and Maurice Raynal.

During 1897-1902 Salmon stayed in Saint Petersburg, first with his parents and then as an assistant in the chancellory of the French consulate.

In 1902, he returned to France for military service but due to weak physical condition was dismissed after a few months. In the first decade of the 20th century he mixed in the literary circles of Paris' Latin Quarter. There he met a young, then unknown poet Guillaume Apollinaire and with a group of young artists they formed an artistic group. In 1904, he moved into the Bateau-Lavoir (a building in the Montmartre district of Paris) and lived there with Picasso, Max Jacob and Apollinaire.

In 1964, he was awarded the Grand Prix for poetry by the French Academy. He died on 12 March 1969 in Sanary-sur-Mer, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Chagall, Marc (born 24 June 1887 Jul.Cal. (6 July 1887 greg.))


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate n° 4771 in the online Paris archives (11e arr., p. 13/16). Death date and place in margin.


  • Vocation : Art : Art critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Essayist)