André Breton

André Breton

February 18, 1896 – September 28, 1966
Countries: France

André Breton (ɑ̃dʁe bʁətɔ̃; 18 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer, poet, and anti-fascist. He is known best as the co-founder, leader, principal theorist and chief apologist of Surrealism. His writings include the first Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surréalisme) of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as "pure psychic automatism".