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Plaque to Toyen

    Marie Čermínová, called Toyen (b. Prague, Austria-Hungary, 1902 – d. 1980, Paris, France) was a Czech-French avantgarde painter, drafter, illustrator and member of the surrealist movement Marie Čermínová. In 1923 she has chosen to use a gender neutral pseudonym Toyen. Toyen paid special attention to gender issues and sexual politics in her art. In her Prague apartment she hid a Jewish surrealist artists Jindřich Heisler during the Nazi occupation. In 1947, just before the onset of Communism, she moved to France. In Paris Toyen worked with André Breton, Benjamin Péret and Annie Le Brun, among others.

    Address : Krásova 2, Prague 3 - Žižkov

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