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Leonora Carrington

 (1917 - 2011)
Leonora Carrington was active/lived in Mexico, France.  Leonora Carrington is known for narrative, surrealism and dreamscape painting, wood sculpture.

Leonora Carrington

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 Surrealist Exhibition.  The next year she met Max Ernst, who was lecturing in England and returned with him to France, where they lived and worked together for the next three years, eventually settling in the South to avoid the social conflicts w  ...  Displaying 750 of 5949 characters.

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About  Leonora Carrington

Born:  1917 - Clayton Green, Lancashire, England
Died:   2011 - Mexico City, Mexico
Known for:  narrative, surrealism and dreamscape painting, wood sculpture