Leonora Carrington

1917 - 2011 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Leonora Carrington was a visual artist, who originated from the United Kingdom. Born in 1917, Leonora Carrington passed away in 2011. Born in the same country and around the same year are Terry Frost and Leonora Carrington.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Leonora Carrington's work is available for viewing at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco, the United States. Leonora Carrington's work has most recently been exhibited at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco (27 February 2020 until 01 March 2020) with the exhibition ADAA The Art Show | New York 2020. Leonora Carrington's work has also been exhibited during the The Story of the Last Egg exhibition at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco, the United States (22 May 2019 - 28 June 2019).

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the resulting ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the prosperity and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant extent eclipsed by their respective influence on the art of the modern period. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and crucial agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become fundamental to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led organisation of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a significant movement, essentially characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists renowned for their association to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically remarkable British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Further Biographical Context for Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington was born in 1917 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prevail, and had grown to have influence across the globe. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their radical political ideologies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was epitomised in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Leonora Carrington

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