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Antony Penrose - Author

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The Lives of Lee Miller

The Lives of Lee Miller

Author: Antony Penrose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2021

Lee Miller, 1927 - New York: A classically beautiful young woman, she is discovered by Conde Nast, hits the cover of Vogue and is immortalized by Steichen, Hoyningen-Huene, Horst and other famous photographers. Lee Miller, 1929 - Paris: Protege and lover of Man Ray, she invents with him the solarization technique of photography, develops into a brilliant Surrealist photographer, and plays the statue in Cocteau's film Blood of a Poet. Lee Miller, 1939-45 - Europe: Living at times with her future husband, the painter Roland Penrose, she becomes a US war correspondent and covers the siege of St Malo and the liberation of Paris. Her photographs of Dachau concentration camp shock the world. These are but three of the many lives of Lee Miller, intimately recorded here by her son, Antony Penrose. Featuring a selection of her finest work, including portraits of her friends Picasso, Ernst and Miro, Penrose's tribute to his mother brings to life a uniquely talented woman and the turbulent times in which she lived.

Roland Penrose

Roland Penrose

Author: Antony Penrose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2020

Miro's Magic Animals

Miro's Magic Animals

Author: Antony Penrose Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2016

A short, entertaining text narrated by the young Tony introduces Miro, a quiet, kind and smartly dressed man, who `dreamed when he was awake' and painted wonderfully strange worlds filled with magical animals. The book is beautifully illustrated with some of Miro's finest works, as well as evocative archive photography by Lee Miller and specially commissioned artworks by children done in the style of Miro. Tony recalls a visit by Miro to his childhood home and a trip to London Zoo, during which Miro asked to see `large birds, snakes, and strange creatures of the night'. With its vibrant colours and artworks, this book will inspire and appeal to art fans of any age.

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

Author: Antony Penrose Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2010

This delighful children's book is a wonderful introduction to Picasso. It tells the true story of Antony Penrose - son of the photographer Lee Miller and the painter and writer Roland Penrose - and his childhood friendship with the great artist. Some sixty-five enchanting illustrations accompany the text, including Picasso's most appealing artworks, plus evocative archive photography by Lee Miller. An inspiring look at the creative practices of an artist, this is an illustrated book to enthral and inspire young art fans of four and over.

The Lives of Lee Miller

The Lives of Lee Miller

Author: Antony Penrose Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/1988

Lee Miller: 1927: New York: A classically beautiful young woman, she is discovered by Conde Nast, hits the cover of Vogue and is immortalized by Steichen, Hoyningen-Huene, Horst and other famous photographers. Lee Miller: 1929: Paris: Protege and lover of Man Ray, she invents with him the solarization technique of photography, develops into a brilliant Surrealist photographer, and plays the statue in Cocteau's film Blood of a Poet. Lee Miller: 1939-45: Europe: Living at times with her future husband, the painter Roland Penrose, she becomes a US war correspondent and covers the siege of St Malo and the liberation of Paris. Her photographs of Dachau concentration camp shock the world. These are but three of the many lives of Lee Miller, intimately recorded here by her son, Antony Penrose, whose years of work on her photographic archives have unearthed a rich selection of her own finest work, including portraits of her friends Picasso, Braque, Ernst, Eluard, Miro... To these are added many other photographs, perfectly allied to a highly readable biography of this uniquely talented artist.

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