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Name: Hans Bellmer
Year of Birth & Death: (1902 - 1975)
Biography: Hans Bellmer's engineer father want him to follow in his footsteps, but Bellmer left the Berlin Technische Hochshule in 1924 to pursue his own career in art. Along the way he met Otto Dix and George Grosz. They taught satirical drawing and he used this to earn a living as a typographer and illustrator. He married in 1927 and opened an industrial advertising agency in Berlin. The highlight of his artistic career came in 1933 when he created a Doll, "the ideal object of his dreams and a protest in the name of childhood against the stifling adult world." From there on his artistic work revolved around this masterpiece. In 1938 he settled in Paris, where he adhered to surrealism. Some of his workis included The Thousand Girls and Four Persons. These drawings began his quest to entirely remake the female anatomy, and proved him to be the true heir of German Renaissance.

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