Christian Dotremont

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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.

Tervuren Municipality in Flemish Community, Belgium

Tervuren is a municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders, Belgium. The municipality comprises the villages of Duisburg, Tervuren, Vossem and Moorsel. On January 1, 2006, Tervuren had a total population of 20,636. The total area is 32.92 km², which gives it a population density of 627 inhabitants per km².

Belgium Federal constitutional monarchy in Western Europe

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 square kilometres (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

COBRA (avant-garde movement) artist collective and art movement

COBRA was a European avant-garde movement active from 1948 to 1951. The name was coined in 1948 by Christian Dotremont from the initials of the members' home cities: Copenhagen (Co), Brussels (Br), Amsterdam (A).


He died of tuberculosis in Tervuren.

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  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