1906 b. July 11th. in Paris. He spent most of his early childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His father was a furniture manufacturer. French Poet, Writer, Painter, art historian, graphic artist, and Film Maker.
1913 Returned to Paris to attend boarding school at Saint-Louis-de-Gonazgue. He later attended college at Janson-de-Sailly in Saint-Malo, the childhood home of his mother and favorite vacation spot during his youth. 1920's Friendship with his downstairs neighbor Marcel Jouhandeau -> who introduced him to his hero Max Jacob. During this time, Hugnet was also befriended by Joan Miro, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Tristan Tzara, Man Ray, and Jean Cocteau. With financial backing from his father Hugnet established the publishing company Les Editions de la Montagne with the intent of publishing his own works and the work of his close friends including Tristan Tzara, Pierre de Massot ->, and Gertrude Stein. 1926 Virgil Thomson -> introduces him to Gertrude Stein. 1932 Around this time he was living with Marcelle Ferry. Introduced by Tristan Tzara to Andre Breton joined the Group. Befriended Valentine Hugo, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Oscar Dominguez, Yves Tanguy, Rene Magritte. 1933 Publication of Enfances illustrated by Joan Miro. Sept. Marcelle Ferry leaves him to move in with Andre Breton. 1934 Portrait photograph by Dora Maar. Possible affair Leonor Fini. Signatory to Appel a la Lutte against the rise in fascism. 1936 la Septieme face du de with Marcel Duchamp published by Jeanne Bucher. London International Surrealist Exhibition. Committee: (English) Hugh Sykes Davies, David Gascoyne, Humphrey Jennings, Rupert Lee, Diana Brinton Lee, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Roland Penrose, Herbert Read, Edouard Mesens. (French) Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, Georges Hugnet, Man Ray Initiation preliminaire aux arcanes de la foret
1937 Le Chevelure with fontispiece by Yves Tanguy. Met Conroy Maddox. Bound book for Hans Bellmer. 1938 January; exhibits in Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme at the Galerie Beaux-Arts, Paris; organizers Andre Breton, Marcel Duchamp ( in Pleins et delis published 1972? he describes the opening night dances of Helene Vanel. 1939 Breton "excommunicated" Hugnet for his failure to cease his friendship with former surrealist Paul Eluard. 1939 Oeillades ciselees en branche (Glances Cut on the Branch). Text by Hugnet with twenty-five hand-colored illustrations by Hans Bellmer. 1940 m. Germaine Pied. Joined the French Resistance, joining La Main a Plume, a group that maintained the surrealist publications. 1941 June, party at apartment of Robert Desnos and Youki with Sonia Mosse, Paul Eluard and Nusch. 1947 - 1948 The Love Life of the Spumifers ->. Text (pdf) ->. 1949 Christmas; Spumifer Le Pyrodon Glaciare -> dedicated to Lise Desharme?. 1950 m. Myrtille Hubert, a young woman of seventeen. Spumifer La Miloche Emancipée -> inscribed to Paul and Dominique Eluard. 1951 Son Nicolas Hugnet was born. 1952 Published an edition of Poems with Jean Cocteau La Nappe du Catalan. Hugnet maintained contact with Conroy Maddox in Birmingham, England. 1971? Publishes L'Aventure Dada. 1972? Publishes his autobiography Pleins et delis. 1974? d. June 26th. See work ->; and also -> and wiki pintings ->. Papers housed ~> in Texas. See Timeline