Princeton University Library Catalog

Roland Penrose : the life of a surrealist / James King.

Author:
King, James, 1942- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016]
Description:
1 online resource (xxiv, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations (some colour), portraits.
Summary note:
"As an artist, an impresario, a biographer and a collector, Roland Penrose (1900-1984) is a key figure in the study of art in England from 1920 to 1984. In the first biography of Penrose, acclaimed biographer James King explores the intricacies of Penrose's life and work tracing the profound effects of his upbringing in a Quaker household on his values, the early influence of Roger Fry, his friendships with Max Ernst, Andre Breton and other surrealists, especially Paul Eluard, his organization of the landmark International Surrealist Exhibition in the summer of 1936, his conflicted relationship with Pablo Picasso, and his tireless promotion of surrealism as well as the production of his own surrealist art. With a deftness of touch, King traces Penrose's complex professional and personal lives, including his pacifism, his work as a biographer - including his outstanding life of Picasso as well as those of Miro, Man Ray, and Tapies - and as an art historian, as well as his unconventionality, especially in his two marriages including that to Lee Miller - and his numerous love affairs."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (page 309-316) and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Biography.
ISBN:
  • 9781474414517 (electronic bk.)
  • 1474414516 (electronic bk.)
  • (epub)
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