French and Czech surrealists in Prague - From left: André Breton, Jacqueline Breton, Karel Teige, Jindřich Štyrský, Toyen, Paul Eluard, 1935

French and Czech surrealists in Prague - From left: André Breton, Jacqueline…

Toyen in Paris 1926

Toyen in Paris 1926 - Marie Čermínová, known as Toyen, was a Czech painter, draftsperson and illustrator and a member of the surrealist movement

Toyen, Schlafende, 1937.    Toyen was a Czech avant garde surrealist artist who worked mainly with erotic subject matter. Her style (of photo collages) seems to have been an influence on Linder Sterling.

photography by Karel Teige: WHO was the major figure of the avant-garde movement ''Devětsil'' (Butterbur) in a graphic artist, typographer & photographer.

Collage de Štyrský y Toyen en 1926

Cover of Jan Bartoš’s Strašidelný dům by Jindřich Štyrský and Toyen, 1926

toyen

Pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing by Toyen, dated inscribed to Paul Éluard in April 1935 when he attended the International Surrealist Exhibition of Prague with André Breton.

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