At The Collector, Susanna Andrews looks at the work of artist Leonora Carrington. “Leonora Carrington was a Surrealist painter and writer who integrated magic and mysticism into her work. She had a rebellious spirit from the beginning, denouncing the Roman Catholicism that was imposed on her as a child and pursuing art against her parents’ desires. From her love affair with well-renowned Surrealist Max Ernst to her escape to Mexico in order to avoid admission to a sanatorium, her unique path in life shaped her as a person and an artist. Her strong belief in the power of femininity translated through her work, and her persistent nature helped her in a male-dominated industry.”
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