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Leonor Fini

 (1907 - 1996)
Leonor Fini was active/lived in Italy, France, Argentina.  Leonor Fini is known for surreal female figure, illustration.


Biography   Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini was born in 1907 in Buenos Aires, Argentina of mixed Italian and Slavic descent.  She had no formal training in art but like most children, she drew and painted.  As a teenager she adorned her efforts with things like crushed eggshell, beads, etc.  By the time she was seventeen she was making portraits in oils of well-known people in Triest, which led to an invitation to move to Milan and paint the whole family of a government official.  In 1933 she moved to Paris and her work revealed a gift of fantasy that was close to Surrealism.

She also created paintings, posters and sets for the Paris Opera and costumes for the Comedie Francaise.  In addition to her work for the Parisian stage, she designed

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