Joseph BARD

1882—1975

Joseph Bard was an expatriate Hungarian writer known for a novel Shipwreck in Europe (1928) and short stories written in English, and as a literary editor. He settled in the United Kingdom where he was later known as Joseph Bard. His background was Jewish and Croatian. He was married to Dorothy Thompson from 1922 to 1927, and later married Eileen AGAR in 1940.

He was a friend and supporter of Ezra Pound, with whom he corresponded when Pound was confined to hospital. Recorded as staying at Lamb Creek, The Fal in 1937 in Surrealists in Cornwall (1937): gathered together were Roland PENROSE, Eileen AGAR & Joseph Bard, NUSCH & Paul ELUARD (whose wife Gala became the muse of Dali), Max ERNST and Lee MILLER (the photographer), Ady FIDELIN, Man RAY, Leonora CARRINGTON, and E L T MESENS.