The Museum of Avant-garde

Émile Malespine

France (1892—1953)
Malespine took his studies in botanics, medicine, physiology and psychology and after having served as a doctor in WWI, he opened his studio in Lyon while completing his doctorate in Psychiatry. He travelled to Switzerland and Paris, where he met the avant-garde community including Arp, Marinetti, Breton and Tzara. From 1922 to 1928 he directed Manomètre, Surrealist review inspired by Zenit and Der Sturm. He worked as a writer, poet and screenwriter. From 1924 he also created avant-garde short films such as Jeaux d’Ombre and Jeaux arborescent.