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Félix Labisse (March 9, 1905 – January 27, 1982) was a French Surrealist painter, illustrator, and designer.

He was born in Marchiennes. He divided his time between Paris and the Belgian coast from 1927.[1] In Ostend he met James Ensor, who influenced his work. Beginning in 1931 he designed for the theater.[1] His paintings depict fantastical hybrid creatures, and are often erotic. He painted the first of a series of blue women in 1960; among them is the Bain Turquoise.

He was the subject of a film by Alain Resnais, Visite à Félix Labisse (1947). In 1966 he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts. In 1973 his paintings were shown in a retrospective exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. He died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1982.


Notes

Bataille 1989, p. 188.

References

Bataille, G. (1989). The tears of Eros. San Francisco: City Lights Books. ISBN 0-87286-222-4
Waldberg, P. (1971). Felix Labisse. [Bruxelles]: André de Rache.

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