1896 April 16th. b. Samuel Rosenstock in Romania Romanian, Poet, Writer and Playwright, Performance Artist and Film Maker. ==1920's== ==1930's== ==1940's==
1907 Moved to Bucharest.
1912 joined his friends Vinea and Marcel Janco in editing Simbolul. 1913 Changes name to Tristan Tzara, a pun in Romanian, trist in tsara, meaning "sad in the country". Photograph in Bucharest with Georges Janco, Marcel Janco, Jules Janco, their friends Poldi Chapier, and Ion Vinea . 1916 founder of Cabaret Voltaire with Richard Huelsenbeck, Emmy Hennings Hugo Ball, Jean Arp, Marcel Janco, Sophie Taeuber Marcel Janco. Affair with Maja Kruschek who was a member of the Laban Dance Group. Around this time met Louis Aragon, Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Philippe Soupault and Hans Richter. Together with Richard Huelsenbeck and Marcel Janco writes and performs the simultaneous sound poem The admiral in search of a house to rent in German, French and English. Writes La Premiere aventure celeste de Monsieur Antipyrine. Contributes to Pierre Reverdy's Nord-Sud. 1917 with Hugo Ball opened the Galerie Dada permanent exhibit. Edits the publication Dada. 1918 travelled to Cologne and met Kurt Schwitters and Max Ernst. Dada manifesto in Zurich. Met Francis Picabia who travelled to Zurich to meet him. June; Publishes 25 poemes with 10 woodcuts by Jean Arp. Introduces Hans Richter to Viking Eggeling. 1919 Published in Litterature. ==1920's== 1920 Jan 20th. Arrived in Paris at Francis Picabia's door. Met Max Jacob, Jean Cocteau, Georges Auric, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc. Feb. Appeared onstage for a Dada presentation with Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Andre Breton and Louis Aragon at Leo Poldes' Club du Faubourg. Pictured with Paul Chadourne, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, Serge Charchoune, Man Ray (picture) Paul Eluard, Jacques Rigaut, Marie-Louise Soupault, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes May; Contributes to Projecteur - Celine Arnauld. Play LECMOM 3rd Diens; among the performers were Nancy Cunard, Rene Crevel and Eugene McCown. Zurich Chronicle 1921 Jan. Signed Dada manifesto in Paris. April; photo in front of Notre-Dame: Jean Crotti, Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Benjamin Peret, Theodor Fraenkel, Louis Aragon, Tristan Tzara, Jacques Rigaut, Philippe Soupault, d'Esparlies. Affair with Nancy Cunard. June; Soiree Dada. His play Coeur a Gaz, performed by Louis Aragon, Tzara, Philippe Soupault, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Theodor Fraenkel and Benjamin Peret. Funeral of Dada. Sept. Invites Andre Breton to Imst in the Tyrol to meet Max Ernst. 1922 collaborates on the periodical La Coeur a barbe Summer holiday with near Tarrenz,with Max Ernst, Louise Straus, and Jimmy; Paul Eluard, Gala, Hans Arp. Compares Dada to a virgin microbe. 1923 Collaborated with Hans Richter and El Lissitzky on the magazine G. July; Louis Aragon assists him with Soiree du Coeur a barbe?. 1924 Met Greta Knutson A former student of painter Andre Lhote. Wrote pieces for the Yugoslav-Slovenian magazine Tank. Writes in a Belgian Dada periodical ''Shit means Surrealism .... Surrealism is the odor of shit''. Letter from Celine Arnauld asking why she has been excluded from Dada history. 1925 play Handkerchief of Clouds; among the actors were Nancy Cunard, Eugene McCown and Rene Crevel. Married Greta Knutson. Commissioned Adolf Loos -> to design his house in Montmartre. 1927 Birth of son Christophe. 1929 Meets Luis Bunuel. ==1930's== 1930 Directed and produced a cinematic version of Le Coeur a barbe -> with Louis Aragon, Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, Theodor Fraenkel, Benjamin Peret, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Philippe Soupault Contributed to Le Surrealisme au service de la revolution. 1934 together with Breton, Eluard and communist writer Rene Crevel, organized an informal trial of independent-minded Surrealist Salvador Dali, who was at the time a confessed admirer of Hitler. 1935 Leaves Surrealist movement. 1936 Single issue Inquisitions with Louis Aragon, Bachelard ->, Jules Monnerot and Roger Caillois June 24th. Hosts Witches sabbath garden party attende among others by Leonor Fini, Julien Levy , Max Ernst. 1937 Signs Nancy Cunard' s call to intervention against Francisco Franco. Affair with Nancy. 1939 Divorces Knutson Disagreeable visit to Max Ernst and Leonora Carrington in Saint-Martin d'Ardeche whilest Leonor Fini is there together with Mandiargues and Federico Veneziano. ==1940's== 1940 - 1941 in Marseilles; member of the Resistance. Tzara also took charge of the cultural broadcast for the Free French Forces clandestine radio station. 1949 - 1950 Tzara answered Louis Aragon's call and become active in the international campaign to liberate Nazim Hikmet ->, a Turkish poet. 1949 He introduced Pablo Picasso to art dealer Heinz Berggruen ->. 1963 d. December 25th. Paris See wiki -> and web -> and Art History Archive ~> See Timeline