René Magritte was a Belgian Surrealist painter, born in Lessines, Belgium on November 21, 1898. He is most known for creating paintings that are witty and thought-provoking distortions of reality. He studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels from 1916-18 and remained in Brussels afterwards. His first solo exhibition occurred in 1927 at the Galerie Le Centaure in Brussels. He then moved to Perreux-sur-Marne, a suburb of Paris, remaining there from 1927-30. While in France, he befriended some of the major figures of Surrealism including Joan Miró, Hans Arp, Yves Tanguy, Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, Paul Éluard, and André Breton. In 1930, Magritte returned to Brussels and would remain there working until his death in 1967.
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