* rené magritte was a belgian surrealist artist and was best known for his strange, witty and...
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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, 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.
5 facts about magritte
*René Magritte was born on November 21st 1898 and died on August 15 1967.
*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)
The empty picture frame
The false mirror
*In 1967 on august the 15th, 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.