A history of surrealism, surreal art, and the artists involved in the surrealist art movement. A definitive history of the surrealist movement.

Name: Clovis Trouille
Year of Birth & Death: (1889 - 1975)
Biography: He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Artes in Amiens in 1905. Some of his impressionist paintings and satirical drawings were published in the local paper, he painted The Palace of Marvels (1907), the first work characteristic of his style. He worked in a Paris factory where he restored the faces of shop window dummies, and he stopped painting until 1930. He sent paintings to the Salon des Independants and the Salon des Surindependants. He continued his work at his home in Buttes-Chaumont , and in 1960, he was awarded the Labout Medal and a diploma commemorating his thrity-five years of work in the same firm. His only exhibition was held in 1963 at the Raymond Cordier Gallery in Paris when he was seventy-four years of age.

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