Max Ernst

Died aged 84

Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German (naturalised American in 1948 and French in 1958) painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and surrealism. He had no formal artistic training, but his experimental attitude toward the making of art resulted in his invention of frottage—a technique that uses pencil rubbings of objects as a source of images—and grattage, an analogous technique in which paint is scraped across canvas to reveal the imprints of the objects placed beneath. He is also noted for his novels consisting of collages.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Max Ernst Peintre Sculpteur Poete Ne le 2 Avril 1891 en Allemagne a Brühl A vecu dans cette maison de 1962 a sa mort le 1er Avril 1976

English translation: Max Ernst painter sculptor poet born on the 2 April 1891 in Germany lived in this house from 1962 to his death on 1 April 1976

19 rue de Lille, Paris, France where they lived (1962-1976)