The Museum of Avant-garde

Ré Soupault

Poland (1901—1996)
After training at Bauhaus under Itten, Kandinsky and Klee, Ré started her career as Eggeling’s assistant on his film Diagonal Symphony. From mid 1920s she worked as a fashion journalist in Berlin, and married Hans Richter. She set up a fashion design studio: May Ray photographed her collection. In 1933 she met Philippe Soupault and they moved to Paris, where they entertained with the avant-garde circles. The couple travelled extensively from France to Germany, Italy, Norway, USA and Tunisia: Ré became the counterpart of Philippe’s pieces. Imprisoned in Tunis, she escaped and reached South America and she lived there until 1948, when she returned to Paris for good.