Maurice Henry

Maurice Henry - Biography

Maurice Henry (1907-1984) was a French artist, poet and cartoonist, known for his contribution to the Surrealist movement. Born on December 29, 1907, in Cambrai, France, Henry began his career as a cartoonist and illustrator. In the 1930s he joined the Surrealist movement, collaborating with prominent figures such as André Breton.

His work often combined elements of black humor, absurdity and social criticism typical of Surrealism. Henry contributed drawings, paintings and writings to numerous Surrealist publications, leaving a distinctive mark on the movement.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he also became known as a cartoonist and illustrator, collaborating with several magazines and newspapers. His cartoons, steeped in subtle humor and biting satire, earned him wide popularity.

Maurice Henry died on September 19, 1984, leaving an important legacy in the world of surrealist art and illustration.

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