Monday, 24 January 2011

Max Walter Svanberg

Flicking through Gérard Durozoi's enormous History of the Surrealist Movement, the art of Max Walter Svanberg (1912-1994) caught my eye. Having co-founded the (Surrealist-influenced) Swedish Minotaurgruppen and Imaginistgruppen in 1943 and 1946 respectively, Svanberg was "discovered" by André Breton in 1957. He provided illustrations for the third issue of the Surrealist publication Médium, as well as an edition of Rimbaud's Illuminations, an example of which can be seen above, fourth from the bottom. More info here and here.

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