Yves Tanguy

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Birthday
5, 1900
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 15, 1955 (55)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1900
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 15, 1955 (55)

About

Surrealist painter known for works such as "Indefinite Divisibility" from 1942 and "Mama, Papa is Wounded!" from 1927.

Before Fame

He was the son of a navy captain and briefly joined the military himself during the second decade of the 1900s.

Trivia

His paintings heavily influenced the style of the animated French film "Le Roi et L'Oiseau" from 1980.

Family Life

His affair with artist Kay Sage, who would become his second wife, ended his first marriage.

Associated With

He was inspired to become a painter after being deeply impressed by one of artist Giorgio Chirico's works.