André Masson

André Masson

(1896-1987) French

Masson was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, designer, and writer born in Balagny-sur-Thérain (Oise). He spent most of his youth in Brussels, where he worked as a pattern drawer in an embroidery studio and studied part-time at the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Then he moved to Paris and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts from 1912 to 1914. After serving in the French army, he lived in the south of France before returning to Paris where he met Gris, Derain, and later Miró and Breton.

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