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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1900, in La Charité-sur-Loire (Nièvre); died 1994.

Painter (mixed media), watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, medallist.

Surrealist group.

Marcel Jean studied at the Paris École des Arts Décoratifs from 1919 to 1921. He did a number of different things until 1924 and then went to the USA to work as an industrial draughtsman. He must have returned to France in the early 1930s, when he was involved in the Surrealist movement. From 1938 to 1945 he lived in Hungary, working mainly as a writer and publishing an essay called ...