Brion Gysin Canadian artist

Brion Gysin is a 70 years old Canadian artist from Taplow. Brion Gysin was born on January 19, 1916 (died on July 13, 1986, he was 70 years old) in Taplow as John Clifford Brian Gysin.



Brion Gysin was a painter writer sound poet and performance artist born in Taplow Buckinghamshire. He is best known for his discovery of the cut-up technique used by his friend the novelist William S. Burroughs. With the engineer Ian Sommerville he invented the Dreamachine a flicker device designed as an art object to be viewed with the eyes closed.
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Birth name of Brion Gysin is John Clifford Brian Gysin
Is Brion Gysin still alive?

No, he died on 07/13/1986, 36 years ago. He was 70 years old when he died. Cause of death: lung cancer. He died in Paris


Brion Gysin Movies (7)

There are 7 movies of Brion Gysin.

His first feature film was Burroughs: The Movie (1984). He was 68 when he starred in this movie. Since 1984, he has appeared in 7 feature films. The last one is FLicKeR (2009). In this movie, we watched him as himself .

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Brion Gysin movie characters

The names of the characters/jobs in the films he starred in are as follows:

Awards (1)

Awarded Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres .


He graduated from Downside School

What was Brion's zodiac sign?

Brion Gysin zodiac sign was capricorn.

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