At our January luncheon we are privileged to be joined by Antony Penrose, who will give an illustrated talk.
Antony Penrose is a photographer, artist, writer, film producer and the son of Lee Miller and Sir Roland Penrose. He is director of the Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection at his parents’ former home, Farleys House & Gallery.
Antony’s biography Lives of Lee Miller was highly acclaimed. He is author of a number of books, amongst them The Boy Who Bit Picasso, including childhood memories, with photographs by his mother.
Lee Miller is one of the most fascinating figures of 20th century photography, a WWII correspondent and was also a Vogue model. Roland Penrose was an English Surrealist painter, photographer, poet and biographer of Picasso, Miró, Man Ray and Tàpies. He was a co-founder of the ICA and also a major promoter and collector of modern art.
Antony will share with us a book by Roland Penrose, entitled The Road is Wider than Long. Containing wonderful images, it is a poetry book and visual diary by his father dedicated to his mother, of a trip they took from Athens to Bucharest in 1938, when they were newly in love.
You can download the printed form here.
The online form is here.
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