Max Ernst Biography

Max Ernst (1891 – 1976) – German painter, born in Bruhl.

After First World War Ernst became keen of dadaism. Later he became one of surrealism founders. Ernst developed various ways to express his fantastical and freakish ideas. When his passion for collage became subsiding Max Ernst began to work in frottage technique.

He covered paper with black chalk and obtained various materials and textures. For example, they were leafs, wood, fabrics and other interesting effects. Moreover Ernst was author of “Beyond painting” essay.

As painter Max Ernst is famous by his amazing tale landscapes and other works where his allegoric imagination was expressed. His “Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale” and some more works are performed in Museum of Modern Arts in New York.