The Lives of Lee Miller


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

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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, whose years of work on her photographic archives have unearthed a rich selection of her own finest work, including portraits of her friends Picasso, Braque, Ernst, Eluard, Miró… To these are added many other photographs, perfectly allied to a highly readable biography of this uniquely talented artist.

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Weight 1086 g
Dimensions 22 x 27.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 18 February 1999
Number of pages 216
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22 x 27.9 cm
Weight 1086 g


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Antony Penrose is a British photographer. The son of Sir Roland Penrose and Lee Miller, he is director of the Lee Miller Archive and Penrose Collection at his parents' former home, Farley Farm House. He has published a number of books including two collections of his mother's photography, Lee Miller's War and The Lives of Lee Miller, and some children's books.