The Lives of Lee Miller

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‘Antony Penrose lovingly and entertainingly pulls together the diverse threads of his mother’s remarkable life’ The Times

This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2021.

ISBN: 9780500294284 Category:

Antony Penrose

Description

Lee Miller, 1927 – New York: A classically beautiful young woman, she is discovered by Condé Nast, hits the cover of Vogue and is immortalized by Steichen, Hoyningen-Huene, Horst and other famous photographers.

Lee Miller, 1929 – Paris: Protégé and lover of Man Ray, she invents with him the solarization technique of photography, develops into a brilliant Surrealist photographer, and plays the statue in Cocteau’s film Blood of a Poet.

Lee Miller, 1939-45 – Europe: Living at times with her future husband, the painter Roland Penrose, she becomes a US war correspondent and covers the siege of St Malo and the liberation of Paris. Her photographs of Dachau concentration camp shock the world.

These are but three of the many lives of Lee Miller, intimately recorded here by her son, Antony Penrose. Featuring a selection of her finest work, including portraits of her friends Picasso, Ernst and Miró, Penrose’s tribute to his mother brings to life a uniquely talented woman and the turbulent times in which she lived.

With 116 illustrations

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 12.9 x 19.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 15 September 2021
Number of pages 216
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 12.9 x 19.8 cm
Weight 300 g

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Antony Penrose is a British photographer. The son of Sir Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, Penrose is director of the Lee Miller Archive and Penrose Collection at his parents' former home, Farley Farm House.