Marcel Mariën (°1920 – 1993, Belgium)
Mariën was a painter, poet, essayist, photographer, collagist, filmmaker, and maker of objects. Mariën is one of
the most intriguing and elusive figures in the Belgian wing of the Surrealist movement. He was not only an artist, but also a publisher, a bookseller, a sailor, a translator and a journalist in China. Although Marien worked as an artist across many media, some of the most notable achievements throughout his career were as a chronicler of the Belgian Surrealists' activities and a publisher of their writings.