Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain at The Hepworth

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Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain at The Hepworth, Wakefield
Lee Miller, Henry Moore with his sculpture Mother and Child, Farleys Garden, East Sussex, 1953. Modern C-type Print. © Lee Miller Archives, England 2017. All rights reserved

Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain at The Hepworth Wakefield, 22 June–7 October 2018, free entry - Visit now

Lee Miller (1907 – 1977) first entered the world of photography in New York as a model in Vogue in the 1920s. In 1929 she moved to Paris and worked with Man Ray, establishing her own studio and becoming part of the Surrealist milieu. A rich strand of Surrealist practice emerged in Britain in the 1930s and developed in the immediate pre-war period, during which Miller moved to London. Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain at The Hepworth will explore the creative networks between artists in the UK in the 1930s and 40s through Miller’s lens. Miller’s photographs of and collaborations with Surrealists working in the UK, including Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Max Ernst and René Magritte will be presented alongside their own paintings and sculptures. It will also focus on Miller’s own practice and how she turned her Surrealist eye across disciplines to the worlds of fashion and journalism, revealing and revelling in the strange and extraordinary.

Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain at The Hepworth Wakefield

22 June–7 October 2018
Free entry