Henri Michaux

1899–1984

Henri Michaux, ‘Untitled Chinese Ink Drawing’ 1961
Untitled Chinese Ink Drawing 1961
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Henri Michaux (French: [miʃo]; 24 May 1899 – 19 October 1984) was a Belgian-born French poet, writer and painter. Michaux is best known for his poetry and prose, especially his texts chronicling his psychedelic experiments with LSD and mescaline which include Miserable Miracle and The Major Ordeals of the Mind and the Countless Minor Ones, as well as his idiosyncratic travelogues and books of art criticism.

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