Jean Cocteau

French, 1889–1963

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Jean Cocteau’s multidisciplinary career spanned poetry, theater, filmmaking, drawing, and printmaking, among other pursuits. The French polymath was a leading figure of the Parisian avant garde in the early 20th century and a fixture among Surrealist

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Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
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