Valentine Hugo

Artist, Visual Artist

1887 – 1968

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Who was Valentine Hugo?

Valentine Hugo was a French artist. She was born Valentine Gross in Boulogne-sur-Mer and died in Paris.

Valentine studied painting in Paris, and in 1919 married French artist Jean Hugo, great-grandson of Victor Hugo. She collaborated with him on ballet designs including Les mariés de la tour Eiffel, and in 1926 executed 24 wood engravings after maquettes by Jean Hugo for Jean Cocteau's production of Roméo et Juliette.

She met the surrealists around 1928 and actively participated in the movement between 1930 and 1936.

The foremost illustrator of Paul Éluard's work, she first exhibited with the surrealists in the Salon des Surindépendants of 1933.

Her many illustrations include,

⁕Comte de Lautréamont's Les Chants de Maldoror

⁕Achim von Arnim's Contes bizarres

⁕Arthur Rimbaud's Les Poètes de sept ans

⁕Paul Éluard's Les Animaux et leurs hommes

⁕Roger Peyrefitte's Les amitiés particulières

A retrospective exhibition of her work was held at the Centre Culturel Thibaud de Champagne, Troyes, in 1977.

Other exhibitions of her work have been at: Tenerife, Copenhagen, New York, Tokyo.

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Born
1887
Boulogne-sur-Mer
Spouses
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
1968

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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