Foni Tissen

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Birthday
3, 1909
Birthplace
Luxembourg
Death Date
Feb 5, 1975 (65)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1909
Birthplace
Luxembourg
Death Date
Feb 5, 1975 (65)

About

Hyperrealist artist and teacher whose best-known works included his darkly comic self-portraits. He was also sought out for his public-speaking skills.

Before Fame

He studied architecture and painting at Paris' Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Trivia

He was sent to the Hinzert concentration camp during World War II as a result of his protest of the German occupation.

Family Life

His family lived in the southern region of Luxembourg at the time of his birth.

Associated With

He served as a representative of Luxembourg at the 1939 New York World's Fair, an event for which American president Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the opening speech.