Valentine Hugo  

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Valentine Hugo (18871968) was an artist. She was born Boulogne-sur-Mer and died in Paris.

Hugo studied painting in Paris, and in 1919 married French illustrator Jean Hugo (1894-1984), great-grandson of Victor Hugo.

She collaborated with him on ballet designs including Jean Cocteau's Maries de la Tour Eiffel (1921), and in 1926 executed 24 wood engravings after maquettes by Jean Hugo for Romeo and Juliette.

She met the surrealists around 1928 and actively participated in the movement between 1930 and 1936.

The foremost illustrator of Paul Éluard's work, she first exhibited with the surrealists in the Salon des Surindependants of 1933.

Her many illustrations include,

A retrospective exhibition of her work was held at the Centre Culturel Thibaud de Champagne, Troyes, in 1977.

Other exhibitions of her work have been at: Tenerife (1935), Copenhagen (1935), New York (1937), Tokyo (1937).

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