ALL: James Smith Pierce Collection



Additional Information

Max Ernst was a German sculptor, graphic artist, painter, and poet primarily involved in the Dada movement and Surrealism. Ernst had no formal artistic training but has gone on to invent the artistic techniques of ‘frottage’ and ‘grattage’.

In 1939, at the outbreak of the war, Ernst was interred in Camp des Milles as an ‘undesirable foreigner’ for several weeks before being released. Ernst then fled to the United States for the remainder of the war and later returned to France.

Created for XXe Siecle (No. 5-6)

Tag: JSP Estate Collection

Work included in 'School of Paris' exhibition, 2019.