French scholar of Dada and surrealism, and vice president of the Association pour l'Étude de Dada et du Surréalisme. Collection
consists of correspondence received by Poupard-Lieussou from artists, writers, publishers, critics, and scholars, mainly 1956-1979.
Includes bio-bibliographic notes, drawings, photographs, printed materials, and manuscripts (some unpublished or rare texts)
given to Poupard by his correspondents or sometimes hand-copied by himself.
Yves Poupard-Lieussou was one of the first scholars of Dada and
surrealism. He began collecting materials related to the avant-garde in the
1940s, and continued into the late 1970s. As well as assembling an extensive
personal archive, Poupard wrote articles on avant-garde artists, collaborated
in the production of catalogs, and compiled and published bibliographies. He
was also the vice-president of the Association pour l'étude de dada et
du surréalisme that in 1965 published one issue of
Revue de l'Association pour l'étude du mouvement
dada and four issues of the journal
Cahiers Dada de l'Association Internationale pour l'étude
de Dada et du Surréalisme, 1967-1971. (For a bibliography of
Poupard's published work see the Bibliography, p. 45.) He also played an
important role in planning and organizing the Dada 50th anniversary exhibition
which opened in Paris, then moved to Zurich in 1966-1967.
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