Oscar Domínguez , the Surrealist painter and object artist, was born in the Canary Islands on January 7, 1906. The Spanish artist established an artist center on Teneriffa in 1928 after a brief stay in Paris.
In 1934, he returned to the French capital and devoted himself to Surrealist object art. At the same time, he was the inventor of the "Décalcomanie", decalcomania, a copy technique that Max Ernst later adopted. His movement in the direction of abstraction beginning in 1939 isolated Domínguez to a large extent from the Surrealists.
On December 31, 1957, Oscar Domínguez took his own life in Paris.