- Category : Art-Fine-art-artist
- Type : PE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Individualism 2
French artist, a surrealist painter and set designer who caused a stir in the '20s with his works. As an instinctive painter, he put out spontaneous compositions, often by simply making patterns on a canvas with glue and sand, then squeezing tubes of color onto it. Born of rich peasants, Masson stated that he wanted to produce works that "remove objects from their familiar and useful situations. I wanted to represent the effort of taking off into flight -- beings who are rooted, but have wings and want to fly away. I wanted to project the nudes into a space in which they could live freely." Masson was one of the first French artists to investigate the action of chance through the throwing of paint.
A refugee in the U.S. from 1941-1945, he influenced emerging artists like Jackson Pollock.
He was married for the second time in 1932 and had three kids.
Masson died on 10/28/1987 at his home in Paris, France.