Picasso through the Eyes of Lee Miller by Anthony Penrose

June 14, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Towner Art Gallery
£12 (£10 for EAC Members)

Picasso, Villa La Californie, France, 1957, P1001, CR copy


The relationship between Lee Miller and Picasso began during the enchanted summer holiday they shared in the Côte d’Azur in 1937 and lasted until Picasso’s death in 1973. Picasso painted 6 portraits of Lee Miller and she photographed him more than 1,000 times. She was a frequent visitor to his home in post war years, accompanying Roland Penrose on his many research trips whilst he was writing his biography of the artist Picasso, His Life and Work. The story is told mainly using Lee Miller’s own photographs and contains a brief biography of her and Roland Penrose.

Please note: contains some war time images which may be disturbing.

‘Fabulous – the best NADFAS lecture from any society over a 30-year membership’; ‘this one lecture was more than worth the whole year’s subscription’. The fact that you were speaking from the heart came across and members were really quite moved by the tribute to your Mother and fascinated by your insights into Picasso and his work.’  Janice Brooke, Programme Secretary, Lunesdale DFAS

Antony Penrose, Lee and Roland’s sonis co-director of Farley House and Gallery and is an accredited speaker for the Arts Society.


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