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The Legendary Lee Miller Antony Penrose Tuesday 09 April 2019

Lee Miller was an American photographer who started work as a fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris where she became a fashion and fine-art photographer. During the Second Woorld War Lee was a war correspondent for Vogue, covering events such as the London Blitz, the liberation of Paris and that of the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau.

Antony gives an overview of the life of Lee Miller, told with reference to those with whom she exchanged creative inspiration – Man Ray, Roland Penrose, Pablo Picasso, David E. Scherman, her father Theodore Miller and her son Antony Penrose. Providing a definitive view by her son and biographer, this presentation has been acclaimed for its ability to embrace many different levels of the history of art and photography, social commentary and emotional connection with the subject.


Antony Penrose has, for the past 30 years, conserved and disseminated the work of his parents, Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. He is the director of The Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection at Farley Farm House in Sussex, and has seen his parents' work featured in major exhibitions at the V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Whitworth. He has lectured at museums and universities around the world, and made documentaries for television.