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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Abstraction-Création was a loose association of artists formed in Paris in 1931 to counteract the influence of the powerful Surrealist group led by André Breton.

Founders Auguste Herbin, Jean Hélion and Georges Vantongerloo started the group to foster abstract art after the trend turned to representation in the 1920s.

From 1932 to 1936 they published Abstraction-création: Art non-figuratif, and held exhibitions of art from throughout Europe.

A non-prescriptive group of artists whose ideals and practices varied widely, Piet Mondrian, Jean Arp, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Kurt Schwitters, Wassily Kandinsky, Taro Okamoto, Paule Vezelay, Bart van der Leck, Leon Tutundjian, John Wardell Power and Mary Cassat were some who were involved.

The journal of abstraction-creation, which appeared from 1932-36, was published as a reprint edition by the Arno Press, New York 1968.

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