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Roland Penrose : The Life of a Surrealist (Hardcover) (James King)

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As an artist, an impresario, a biographer and a collector, Roland Penrose (1900-1984) is a key figure in the study of art in England from 1920 to 1984. In the first biography of Penrose, acclaimed biographer James King explores the intricacies of Penrose's life and work tracing the profound effects of his upbringing in a Quaker household on his values, the early influence of Roger Fry, his friendships with Max Ernst, André Breton and other surrealists, especially Paul Éluard, his organization of the landmark International Surrealist Exhibition in the summer of 1936, his conflicted relationship with Pablo Picasso, and his tireless promotion of surrealism as well as the production of his own surrealist art. With a deftness of touch, King traces Penrose's complex professional and personal lives, including his pacifism, his work as a biographer - including his outstanding life of Picasso as well as those of Miró, Man Ray, and Tapiès - and as an art historian, as well as his unconventionality, especially in his two marriages including that to Lee Miller - and his numerous love affairs.
Number of Pages: 328
Genre: Art, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Artists + Architects + Photographers
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: James King
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2016
TCIN: 51126629
UPC: 9781474414500
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-7620

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