Leonora Carrington

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Leonora Carrington

England / Mexico 1917 – 2011

Comments: surrealist painter and writer; Surrealist movement of the 1930s; created sculptures of guardian animals to decorate their home with in St. Martin d'Ardeche; Alchemy; Qabalist; astral visions;

Teachers: Aldous Huxley; Paul Éluard; Herbert Read; Max Ernst, lover and painter; André Bréton, surrealist; Picasso; Man Ray ; Miró ; Tanguy; Robert Capa, photographer; Madge Gill; Maria de Naglowaska aka Mariya Naglovskaya aka the Sophia of Montparnasse, 1883 - 1936, founder of Confrerie de la Flèche d'Or aka The Brotherhood of the Golden Arrow, Paris,1932 - 1935 ;

Students: Chuck Furnace; H.Rose; Matthew Gale; Edward James, patron; Wendi Norris; Whitney Chadwick; Lucy Schwob aka Claude Cahun , artist ; Suzanne Malherbe aka Marcel Moore, her lover and artist; Susan L. Aberth, author of Leonora Carrington and the Art of Invocation; Wouter J. Hanegraaff, author of A Visual World: Leonora Carrington and the Occult;

Friends: Marjorie Cameron Parsons; Ithell Colquhoun; Varian Fry; Peggy Guggenheim of the Guggenheim Museum, who eventually married Max Ernst; Renato Leduc, Mexican Ambassador, fiance; Emericko Weisz, husband; Remedios Varo (1908–1963), artist; Kati Horna (1912–2000), photographer; Thomas M. Messer of the Guggenheim museum;


Organizations; Mrs. Penrose's Academy of Art in Venice; Chelsea School of Art in London ; Ozenfant Academy in London, 1935-1938;

Author /Artist: written - The Hearing Trumpet (read it!); Down Below; The House of Fear: Notes From Down Below; Jezzamathatics or Introduction to the Wonderful Process of Painting, 1935; The Stone Door ; The Oval Lady: Surreal Stories; painted - Portrait of Dr. Morales; Map of Down Below; El Mundo Magico de los Mayas,1963  ; Self-Portrait (Inn of the Dawn Horse); The Horses of Lord Candlestick; The Meal of Lord Candlestick, 1938 (Lord Candlestick was her nickname for her Father);

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonora_Carrington ; http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/arts/design/leonora-carrington-surrealist-dies-at-94.html?_r=1&ref=deathsobituaries ; see here work - http://www.artnet.com/galleries/artists_detail.asp?gid=423940866&aid=3670 ; “Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy, and Art” by Susan Aberth, 2004;