René Magritte: Een leven (Biographie)

Alex Danchev, Sarah Whitfield

Spectrum, 2021


Illustrated biography of the Belgian painter René Magritte (1989-1967) and his legacy in surrealism.

René Magritte’s choice of clothing was as elegant as his painting style: he always painted in a suit, including tie and bowler hat. And just like his work, the person Magritte, the man who created a dream world full of mystery, eroticism and humor, remains enigmatic.

‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe’. With those words from La trahison des images, Magritte solidified his position as one of the most important artists of surrealism. In this biography, the authors follow the fascinating life of Magritte; from his mother’s traumatic suicide to the sale of counterfeit works of art. And from his turbulent relationship with the French surrealists to his artistic development and his way to international fame. It provides a fascinating portrait of an artist whose influence is still great and who deserves a central place in art history. IN DUTCH!


ISBN: 9789000374526

558 pages, b/w illustrations, 23,5 x 15,3 cm, hardcover, Dutch