Leonora Carrington

1917–2011

Leonora Carrington, ‘I am an Amateur of Velocipedes’ 1941
I am an Amateur of Velocipedes 1941
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Leonora Carrington OBE (6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011) was an English-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s. Leonora Carrington was also a founding member of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Mexico during the 1970s.

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Leonora Carrington: Britain's lost surrealist | TateShots

Leonora Carrington was one of the most prolific and celebrated members of the Surrealist movement.