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* René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist and was best known for his strange, witty and thought provoking artwork. When Magritte was 14 years old,

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2 * René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist and was best known for his strange, witty and thought provoking artwork. When Magritte was 14 years old, on 12 March 1912 Magritte's mother committed suicide by drowning herself in the River Sambre. * In 1926, Magritte produced his first surreal painting The Lost Jockey. In 1927 he moved from his home town in Belgium to paris.

3 * René Magritte was born on November 21 st 1898 and died on August * Before he became an artist Magritte was designing wallpapers and advertisements. * Magritte would paint fake Picassos * In 1926 he produced his first surreal painting, The Lost Jockey * In 1927 held his first exhibition in Brussels (which was also where he died)

4 * Some of Magritte's pieces of artwork were … * The lost jockey * The empty picture frame * The false mirror * The oasis * The great war * And lots more paintings

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7 * In 1967 on august the 15 th, Magritte died from cancer. He was buried in Schaerbeek Cemetery in Brussels.3 years before his death he painted his most strange painting of all the son of man.


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