The Museum of Avant-garde

Stéphane Roll

Romania (1904—1974)
Born and raised in a multicultural environment and of modest origins, Roll never received a formal education. In 1920s he used his father’s dairy shop to host avant-garde gatherings with Victor Brauner, Ilarie Voronca, with whom from 1924 he published the Constructivist journal 75 HP. He also appeared in Vinea’s magazine Contimporanul. From 1928 he collaborated on unu, with Sașa Pană, inspired by Dada and Surrealism. From 1932 he joined the Amicii URSS and his writings became charged with more political themes. Over the years he also produced several poems, first of clear Constructivist flavour, with referenced to Futurism and Dada and later influenced by Surrealism.