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ANTONY PENROSE 2017-09-25T10:38:17+00:00

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ANTONY PENROSE

C0-Director of the Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection.

Antony Penrose is the son of the American photographer Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, surrealist artist and biographer of Picasso, Miró, Man Ray and Tàpies.

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He grew up in Farley Farm House, the old Sussex farmhouse his parents used to occupy in the village of Chiddingly. Life was a perpetual arts congress where British artists like Henry Moore, Eileen Agar, Richard Hamilton, John Craxton, and Kenneth Armitage mixed with leading figures from Europe such as Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet and where Picasso visited in 1950.

He grew up in Farley Farm House, the old Sussex farmhouse his parents used to occupy in the village of Chiddingly. Life was a perpetual arts congress where British artists like Henry Moore, Eileen Agar, Richard Hamilton, John Craxton, and Kenneth Armitage mixed with leading figures from Europe such as Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet and where Picasso visited in 1950.

Antony has written numerous books, articles and two plays on the subject of his parents and their associates. He lecturers widely and is known as a curator of photography, an artist and film maker in his own right.

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