1893? b. Dec. 4th. in Yorkshire
       English  Poet, essayist, anarchist.
  1915 Read was commissioned as a second lieutenant in a battalion of the Yorkshire regiment, 
     the Green Howards.
     Joined the civil service.

  1919 m. Evelyn May Roff; one son.

  1933 Separates from Roff.

  1936 London International Surrealist Exhibition.
     organised by:
     Hugh Sykes Davies
     David Gascoyne
     Humphrey Jennings
     Rupert Lee
     Diana Brinton Lee
     Henry Moore
     Paul Nash
     Roland Penrose
     Herbert Read
     Edouard Mesens
     The French organizing committee were:
     Andre Breton
     Paul Eluard
     Georges Hugnet
     Man Ray

     David Gascoyne, Sheila Legge, Stanley William Haytor and McKnight Kauffer 
     also attended some of the  meetings. Bjerke Petersen from Denmark was also involved.
     Sept; Signed Declaration on Spain.
     m. the musician Margaret Ludwig; they had four children.

  1937 Edited Surrealism -> published to commemorate the 1936 Exhibition.
      contained essays by Andre Breton; Paul Eluard; Georges Hugnet; Hugh Sykes Davies
      and including work by Leonor Fini.
     The Surrealist Object. audio ->.

  1939 Contributes to The London Bulletin.

  1953 Accepted knighthood.

  1968 d. june 12th. Yorkshire.

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