René Magritte was born on November 21, 1898, in Lessines, Belgium, and deceased on August 15, 1967, in Brussels.
After a childhood marked by his mother's suicide, he met at the age of 15 Georgette Berger, whom he married in 1922 and who will be his unique model.
After a first period influenced by impressionism and cubism, Magritte turned to surrealism. He will try in his painting to prove that man can only perceive the reality's mystery, if he is able to escape his usual and predictable logic.
After a stay in Paris where he met the french Surrealists, Magritte became the leader of the Belgian Surrealists.