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David Gascoyne (English, 1916 - 2007)
David Gascoyne was arguably one of the most important poets of the latter half of the twentieth century. He was also one of the most influential members of the British surrealist group. He began writing at a young age and published his first book when he was just sixteen. Three years later, in 1935, he published ‘The First English Manifesto of Surrealism’ in the art journal ‘Cahiers d’Art’. Gascoyne and Roland Penrose met in Paris in mid-1935 and resolved to convert Britain to Surrealism; to this end Gascoyne wrote ‘A Short Survey of Surrealism’ and co-curated the ‘International Surrealist Exhibition’ in London in 1936. He contributed to the BBC for many years, reading poetry, alongside writing and presenting programmes.