Wolfgang Paalen

Austrian, 1905–1959

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Surrealist painter and art theorist Wolfgang Paalen was a key figure in the genesis of modernism. His oil paintings merged dreamlike abstract spaces with forms reminiscent of humans and strange plants. Paalen was also an early experimenter with

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Career highlights
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
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Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition
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