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Last Updated:  Friday, 7 March, 2003, 12:26 GMT
Art collection purchased by Trust
Paint and paintbrushes
The collection will be displayed at the Barreau Le Maistre art gallery
A major art collection, which includes work by a leading surrealist, has been bought by the Jersey Heritage Trust for 85,000.

The National Art Collections Fund awarded the Trust a grant of 60,000 towards the purchase, and the Berni Trust granted a further 10,000.

Lucy Schwob, who was born in France in the late 1800s, adopted the pseudonym Claude Cahun.

She often dressed up as a man or in outlandish costumes in her photographic self-portraits.

In the late 1930s, Cahun moved to Jersey, but was arrested in 1944 by the Gestapo.

Move prevented

After the liberation of Jersey, Cahun planned to return to Paris and her work with the surrealists there, but illness prevented this move.

She lived at 'La Ferme Sans Nom' in Jersey until her death in 1954.

Jersey Heritage Trust art curator Louise Downie says the Trust is "delighted" to have acquired such an internationally important art collection for the benefit of the island.

The collection is being displayed in the Barreau Le Maistre art gallery at the Jersey Museum.




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