René Magritte

Belgian (Lessines, Belgium, 1898 - 1967, Schaerbeek, Belgium)

Although widely associated with surrealist artists like Salvador Dalí and Max Ernst, René Magritte pursued a different goal, that of a heightened awareness of reality.

A graduate of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Magritte spent the bu

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