Leonora Carrington

1917–2011

Leonora Carrington, ‘I am an Amateur of Velocipedes’ 1941
I am an Amateur of Velocipedes 1941
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Biography

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. Carrington was also a founding member of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Mexico during the 1970s.

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Love, friendship & rivalry: The women beside the men in early surrealism

When most people think of surrealism, men such as Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio de Chirico ...

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Love, friendship & rivalry: Surreal friends

To coincide with the Leonora Carrington exhibition currently on show at Tate Liverpool, we take a look at the artist ...

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Joanna Moorhead on discovering Leonora Carrington

We caught up with Leonora Carrington’s cousin, journalist Joanna Moorhead, to discuss how she learned about her ‘artist’s ...

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The transcendence of the image: Leonora Carrington

A visit to the Tate not only prompts a journey to track down the Surrealist painter Leonora Carringotn at her ...

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More than surreal: Leonora Carrington

Two drawings by the underrated artist Leonora Carrington, purchased by Tate, go on display at Tate Modern for the first ...

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