Claude Cahun, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Claude Cahun

French artist

Date of Birth: 25-Oct-1894

Place of Birth: Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France

Date of Death: 08-Dec-1954

Profession: photographer, writer, artist, resistance fighter

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Claude Cahun

  • Claude Cahun (25 October 1894 – 8 December 1954), born Lucie Renee Mathilde Schwob, was a French photographer, sculptor and writer.Schwob adopted the gender-ambiguous name Claude Cahun in 1917 and is best known for self-portraits, in which they assumed a variety of personae. Cahun's work was both political and personal, and often undermined traditional concepts of static gender roles.
  • In their autobiography, Disavowals, they explained, “Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation.
  • Neuter is the only gender that always suits me.”During WWII, Cahun was also active as a resistance worker and propagandist.

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