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André MASSON, a few dates

1896 born on January 4th 1896 in Balagny-sur-Thérain (Oise - France)
1908 studies at the Art school in Bruxels until 1912
1912 settles in Paris
1914 seriously wounded during war
first cubist paintings, meets Roland Tual and Max Jacob
1923 meets the first surrealists and participates to the Surrealist Revolution with Antonin Artaud, Miro, Georges Limbour et Michel Leiris
1928 illustrates anonimously the "Story of the eye" written by his friend Georges Bataille under the pseudo Lord Auch
1929 breaks with André Breton and the surrealists
1940 goes to the United Stated to escape war and meets André Breton there and meets Jackson Pollock
1965 paints the ceiling of the Odeon theatre in Paris
1987 died on October 28th 1987 in Paris