1906 b. Eisa Binhoff in Vina del Mar, Chile. From a well-to-do family of French origin. Chilean Writer and Painter and Pianist and maker of boxes.
She married Benjamin Claro a politician. 1942 Her daughter Ximena drowned, after which she tried to commit suicide. 1943 Met Andre Breton in New York ->. 1944 She was the inspiration for his book Arcanum 17 - written while Claro and Breton were visiting Canada (c. Summer - October). 1945 m. Breton in Reno. Looked after by Arshile Gorky and his wife, Jeanne Reynal?. Her artworks were and are, rarely exhibited. Her paintings are rare and her writings are few. 1946 Went to Paris. 1949 Conversation with Breton and Benjamin Peret on the painter Riopelle was included in Breton's Surrealism and Painting. 1959 Her comments and responses were included in publications such as Le Surrealisme, meme no. 5. 1953 Medium: Communication surrealiste with Anne Seghers ~> and Toyen. 1954 collaborated on a number of issues of the surrealist review, Medium: Communication surrealiste. She produced a small but significant oeuvre of intriguing surrealist objects, using everyday found objects and collages, and collaborated on a number of exquisite corpses and other artworks with Breton and other surrealists. 1965 Franklin Rosemont "when my wife, Penelope and'' I went to Paris to visit Andre Breton, we found that the Surrealist group was still meeting daily at a Les Halles cafe delightfully called La Promenade de Venus. Twenty-five to 50 people attended these lively gatherings each evening. Most of them were in their 30's; some, like Penelope and myself, were younger. Andre Breton, his wife, Elisa Claro, Jehan Mayoux and the Czech painter Toyen were the only elders among the regular. 1993? Her photographs of Breton were gathered together and published in a volume by Les Editions au Fil de l'Encre (Paris). 1966 death of Breton. 2000? d. Paris. See Aparté (Fr). -> and Alchetron -> and wiki -> See Timeline