Lessen 1898 - Schaarbeek 1967
René Magritte studied at the academy in Brussels. He began as pattern designer in a carpet factory and as painter by painting and designing advertising posters. He travelled through the Netherlands, France, England and Germany. From 1927 to 1930 he stayed in Paris, where he came into contact with the French surrealist movement of André Breton. His oeuvre is characterised by scenes in which objects and people are combined together in an unusual way and placed in an unusual setting.