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Christian Dotremont

Christian Dotremont
Born (1922-12-12)12 December 1922
Tervuren, Belgium
Died 20 August 1979(1979-08-20) (aged 56)
Tervuren, Belgium
Nationality Belgium
Occupation painter, poet

Christian Dotremont, (12 December 1922 – 20 August 1979), was a Belgian painter and poet who was born in Tervuren, Belgium. He was a founding member of the Revolutionary Surrealist Group (1946) and he also founded Cobra together with Danish artist Asger Jorn.[1] He later became well known for his painted poems (French: Peinture mots), which he called logograms.

He died of tuberculosis in Tervuren.


  1. ^ Stewart Home, (1988) The Assault on Culture: Utopian currents from Lettrisme to Class War London : Unpopular Books and Aporia Press ISBN 0-948518-88-X


  • Labisse (1946)
  • Les jambages au cou (1949)
  • Cobra 1948 - 1951 - with an introduction by Christian Dotremont, (1980, Jean-Michel Place)
  • Cartes et lettres : correspondance 1966-1979 (1986)

External links

  • 5 Logograms in translation [1]
  • Christian Dotremont at Galerie Birch

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