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Henri Michaux

To dare in all with excess, to push anything in the extreme limits.

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Henri Michaux was born in Namur (Wallonie, Belgium) in 1899. He grew up in Brussels. He studied in a Jesuit Institut and wanted to devote his life to the religion but his father decided for him and he began studies of medicine in 1919. He gave up this way quickly and joined up the navy. He was a distressed teenager; his first literary experiments were marked by the frequentation of Tolstoï and . . .

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Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
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Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • « H. Michaux », R. Bertelé, Poètes d'aujourd'hui, Ed. P Seghers, Paris, 1957
  • « M. », R. Bréchon, coll. La Bibliothèque idéale, Ed. Gallimard, Paris, 1959
  • « Henri Michaux », A. Jouffroy, coll. Le Musée de Poche, Ed. G. Fall, Paris 1961
  • « Henri Michaux », coll., cat., Erker Verlag, Saint-Gall, 1973
  • « Un itinéraire de l'art plastique », R. Bertel, in L'Herne, n°8, Paris, 1966, rééd. 1983
  • « Henri Michaux - 50 lithographies originales », cat., Ed. Le Point Cardinal, 1984
  • « Meidosems », E. R. Jackson, Ed. Moving Part Press, Santa Cruz, 1992
  • « Henri Michaux - Les livres illustrés », M. Imbert, Ed. La Hune, Paris, 1993
  • « Michaux inédit », E. Pernoud, in revue Nouvelles de l'Estampe, n°133, mars 1994
  • « Henri Michaux », Jean-Pierre Martin, Ed. Gallimard, Paris, 2004
To read from the artist :
  • « Henri Michaux - Peintures », A. Pacquement, Ed. Gallimard, Paris, 1993
  • « Poteaux d’angle », Ed. Gallimard, Paris, 2004
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Art movements

  • + SURREALISM / 1924-1969 / Marcel Duchamp, Dora Maar, Kurt Schwitters, Taro Okamoto, Antonio Berni, etc.
  • + LYRIC ART, ABSTRACT, TACHISM / 1950-1960 / Jackson Pollock, Emil Schumacher, etc.
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