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Leonora Carrington

1917–2011

View through a gate of a woman holding an upside down fish sculpture

 Leonora Carrington was novelist, sculptor, and painter. In Postwar Europe, she became associated with the Surrealist movement, incorporating these lucid, dream-like elements into her art before settling in Mexico City. Her works meshed machinery and nature, to explore themes of embodiment, alchemy, and mythology. Her work was included in the 2007 exhibition at the NMMA, Women Artists of Modern Mexico: Frida’s Contemporaries.