Roland Penrose

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Birthday
14, 1900
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 23, 1984 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1900
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 23, 1984 (83)

About

English artist remembered for being a key figure of the surrealist movement in Europe. He helped organize the London International Surrealist Exhibition and later founded the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Before Fame

He worked with the British Red Cross in Italy and studied architecture at Queens' College, Cambridge.

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During World War II, he taught camouflage to British soldiers at at Osterley Park.

Family Life

He married photographer and model Lee Miller in 1947. Together, the had a son named Antony.

Associated With

He was friends with fellow surrealist Pablo Picasso.

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