Arthur Cravan

Arthur Cravan (Switzerland, 1887 – Mexico, 1918), poet and boxer, was editor and writer at the magazine Maintenant, which prefigured the Dadaist movement and published his poetry, literary criticism and all kinds of written-word eccentricities. Fleeing from World War I, he left France and took shelter in Barcelona. From there, he set sail to New York, where he became acquainted with many personalities of the time. Arthur Cravan disappeared in 1918, when he set out alone on a rowboat into the Mexican Gulf; his body would never be found.