John Wilde

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Birthday
12, 1919
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Mar 9, 2006 (86)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1919
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Mar 9, 2006 (86)

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Surrealist painter who crafted grotesque and darkly comical images. Foremost example of the Magic Realism movement.

Before Fame

He studied for a time at the New York Art Students League but returned to his native Wisconsin during the Great Depression years.

Trivia

His works were included in the Surrealism USA exhibition at the National Academy Museum in New York. Some of his paintings were also put on permanent display at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Family Life

He developed a love of drawing at an early age. He had two children with his first wife Helen.

Associated With

He and Joan Miro were both well-known Surrealist painters; Miro was active in the early part of the 20th century.

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