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 Leonora Carrington  (1917 - 2011)

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Lived/Active: Mexico/France      Known for: narrative, surrealism and dreamscape painting, wood sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Leonora Carrington
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Birth
1917 (Clayton Green, Lancashire, England)
 
Death
2011 (Mexico City, Mexico)

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Mexico/France

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Leonora Carrington (1917-2011)

She was born in 1917 in Lancashire, England, the beautiful black-haired daughter of an Irish mother and a British millionaire.  Brought up in European convents and finishing schools, she dutifully learned ladylike deportment.  But she painted in a very un-lady-like manner: her first surrealist pictures were heavy with sex and horror.

In 1936 she enrolled at the Amedee Ozenfant Academy in London, and was impressed by the First International S (showing 500 of 5958 characters).



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