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Actor Brion Gysin

Brion Gysin

  • Date of Birth:

    13 July 1916 Taplow, England, UK


Born to Canadian parents during the First World War - his father died at the Battle of the Somme. In 1921 settled in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his mother. Became an artist in the late 1930s and a writer in the 1940s. Became well know for a surreal style of art, and with William S. Burroughs devises the style of writing known as "cut-ups." Considered a hero of the Beat Generation and the avant garde music scene.


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