Jean Cocteau

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Jean Cocteau

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First Name

Jean

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Cocteau

Birth Date

1889

Birthplace

France

Death Date

1963

Occupation

Artist and Filmmaker

Biographical Text

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963, France) was a writer, artist, and film director and one of the most influential creative figures in the Parisian avant-garde between the two World Wars, his career spanning over 50 years. Cocteau designed posters for the Ballets Russe, and composed several opera libretti, published collections of poetry and illustrations, as well as a novel inspired by his experiences during World War I. He staged a ballet called The Ox on the Roof and directed several influential films, including The Beauty and the Beast (1946). Regarded as one of the most versatile and creative minds of his era, he was inducted into the Academie Française in 1955.

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“Jean Cocteau,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed January 29, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4377.

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