(April 06 1917 - May 25 2011)
Leonora Carrington was born to an upper-class, British family, but exhibited a distaste for convention as a young girl. After teaching herself to read at the age of seven, Carrington insisted on writing everything in mirror-image. Her interest in puzzles, Gnostic symbols, and the occult has made her a notable figure in the Surrealist community in Mexico, where she has lived and worked since 1942.
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Photograph of Leonora Carrington in her studio in Mexico City, ca. 1950, by Emeric Weisz, courtesy of Paul Weisz-Carrington
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