Remedios Varo was born in Angles, Spain, in 1908 and traveled when young with her father throughout Spain and North Africa. She acquired an early interest in mathematics, mechanical drawing, and fantastic locomotive vehicles from her father, a hydraulic engineer.
Later in Barcelona she met the Surr
Christian Boltanski is a French photographer, sculptor, painter, and installation artist. Born in Paris in 1944 to a Jewish father of Ukrainian heritage, and a Corsican Christian mother, Boltanski was attracted to painting and drawing as a young child, and left school at the age of 12. In the late 鈥
Born in Ireland in 1909, Francis Bacon spent his formative years in a nation wracked by the Sinn Fein uprising, an event that haunted him long after his family moved to England. He never trained formally as a painter but began to pursue art in London in the late 1920s, eventually