Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy

January 5, 1900 – January 15, 1955

Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy, known as Yves Tanguy, was a French surrealist painter.

Tanguy's paintings have a unique, immediately recognizable style of nonrepresentational surrealism. They show vast, abstract landscapes, mostly in a tightly limited palette of colors, only occasionally showing flashes of contrasting color accents. Typically, these alien landscapes are populated with various abstract shapes, sometimes angular and sharp as shards of glass, sometimes with an intriguingly organic look to them, like giant amoebae suddenly turned to stone.