René Magritte

Born 1898, Lessines, Belgium. Died 1967, Brussels, Belgium.
The painter and illustrator René Magritte was among the founders of the Belgian surrealists in 1926. He moved to France the following year, publishing “Les Mots et les Images” in La Révolution surréaliste in 1929. His paintings, filled with humor, are marked by their philosophical import.  In 1954, he exhibited in New York, and a first retrospective of his work was held at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, in 1954.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
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    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture