1936 June 11th. to July 4th. The International Surrealist Exhibition was held at the New Burlington Galleries in London. Attendance about 25,000.
L-R top: Rupert Lee, Ruthven Todd, Salvador Dali, Paul Eluard, Roland Penrose, Herbert Read, Edouard Mesens, George Reavey and Hugh Sykes Davies. Bottom: Diana Brinton Lee, Nusch Eluard, Eileen Agar, Sheila Legge, unknown friend of Dali.
The exhibition was organised by: Hugh Sykes Davies David Gascoyne Humphrey Jennings McKnight Kauffer -> Rupert Lee (Chairman) Diana Brinton Lee (Secretary) Henry Moore Paul Nash Roland Penrose (Hon, Treasurer) Herbert Read The French organizing committee were: Andre Breton Paul Eluard Georges Hugnet Man Ray Belgium - Edouard Mesens Scandinavia - Bjerke Petersen Sheila Legge and Stanley William Hayter also attended some of the meetings. The exhibition was opened in the presence of about two thousand people by Andre Breton. The average attendance for the whole of the Exhibition was about a thousand people per day. During the course of the Exhibition, the following lectures were delivered to large audiences: June 16 Andre Breton Limites non Frontieres du Surrealisme. June 19 Herbert Read Art and the Unconscious. June 24 Paul Eluard La Poesie Surrealiste. June 26 Hugh Sykes Davies Biology and Surrealism. July 1 Salvador Dali Fantomes paranoiaques authentiques.
Eileen Agar. Jean Arp. Jacqueline B.. John Banting. Hans Bellmer. John Selby Bigge, Constantin Brancusi. Victor Brauner. Edward Burra. Alexander Calder. Giorgio de Chirico, Cecil Collins. Salvador Dali. P. Norman Dawson. Oscar Dominguez. Marcel Duchamp. Max Ernst. Merlyn Evans. Leonor Fini. Wilhelm Freddie. David Gascoyne. Alberto Giacometti. Stanley William Hayter. Charles Howard. Marcel Jean. Humphrey Jennings. Paul Klee. Rupert Lee. Len Lye. Dora Maar. Rene Magritte. Maruja Mallo. Andre Masson. Robert Medley?. Reuben Mednikoff. Edouard Mesens. Joan Miro. Henry Moore. Stelan Morner?. Paul Nash. Erik Olson?. Richard Oelze. Meret Oppenheim. Wolfgang Paalen. Grace Pailthorpe. Roland Penrose. Francis Picabia. Pablo Picasso. Angel Planells. Man Ray. Pierre Sanders?. Max Servais. Jindrich Styrsky. Graham Sutherland. Yves Tanguy. Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Julian Trevelyan. Toyen Also objects by Andre Breton. Gala Dali. Hugh Sykes Davies Rouge Dragon ~> ( Eric Geijer) Geoffrey Griegson Diana Brinton Lee Sheila Legge Margaret Nash Herbert Read Roger Roughton Jean Varda See Exhibitions. See Timeline