Monday, September 21, 2009

Valentine Hugo

From Wikipedia

Valentine Hugo (1887 – 1968) was an artist. She was born Valentine Gross in Boulogne-sur-Mer and died in Paris. Valentine studied painting in Paris, and in 1919 married French artist Jean Hugo (1894-1984), great-grandson of Victor Hugo. She collaborated with him on ballet designs including Jean Cocteau's Maries de la Tour Eiffel (1921), and in 1926 executed 24 wood engravings after maquettes by Jean Hugo for Romeo and Juliette. She met the surrealists around 1928 and actively participated in the movement between 1930 and 1936. The foremost illustrator of Paul Éluard's work, she first exhibited with the surrealists in the Salon des Surindependants of 1933.


ShawnMHardy said...

I appreciate you writing about the underrated Valentine Hugo, but these photos you posted give the impression that they were all done by her. They weren't. I can identify an Yves Tanguy painting, a Leonor Fini painting, and an Andre Breton drawing. It might help if you clarify that.

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