Raoul Ubac

Painting, Visual Artist

1910 – 1985


Who was Raoul Ubac?

Raoul Ubac was a French painter, sculptor, photographer and engraver.

In 1937, he made Tete du Mannequin, a photograph taken of a mannequin consisting of everyday objects. Another of his work's include the photograph 'La Conciliabule'. He also created a color lithograph Three Seated Nudes, signed lower right margin.

Ubac's mother’s family ran a tannery and his father was a magistrate. In his early years he traveled through some parts of Europe on foot. He first came to Paris in 1928. He was already enrolled at the Sorbonne's for a degree in literary studies when he decided to switch to the Art Academy of Montparnasse. It was there that he moved in the company of the Surrealists.

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Aug 31, 1910
  • France
Mar 24, 1985

on July 23, 2013


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