Farewell Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington, 'Self Portrait', 1937

British born artist Leonora Carrington has died aged 94.  Renowned for her haunting, dream-like paintings, she was widely considered to be one of the last remaining artists of the original Surrealist movement.  In 1937 Carrington ran away from London with Max Ernst and became involved with the Parisian Surrealist circle that included Georges Bataille and Man Ray.   Ernst was imprisoned in an internment camp during the Second World War, and, traumatised by her separation from him, Carrington was forcibly committed to a Spanish mental asylum before escaping to Mexico City where she lived until her death.

Farewell Leonora Carrington

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