Max Ernst was born in Germany in the year of 1891. His father painted and Max took up his fun hobby too. Max studied Art History, Philosophy and Psychiatry at the University of Bonn.
He was close friends with Salvador Dali for many years. Max was in the German Army during World War I, and was affected by this horrible, long war. Soon after the war he joined a group of Artists called the Dadaists. Later he joined the Surrealists and like many other surrealists he wanted his paintings to flow freely from his mind, without controlling or imagining what they would be. Thirteen years later he quit the surrealists.
In 1941(three years after he quit the surrealists) he moved to New York to escape World War II. Near the end of his life he moved back to Paris. He died in 1976.
My favourite piece of art created by Max Ernst is “The Entire City” (Made in 1933). Max Ernst was very well known for his Frottage; where you use materials and rub their patterns and textures onto a sheet of paper (Or canvas etc.).