Lee Miller, Paul Éluard and Eileen Agar

Image Details

Title Lee Miller, Paul Éluard and Eileen Agar
Artist Roland Penrose
Year 1937
Location Golfe-Juan
Town/City Côte d'Azur
Country France
Format Modern
Description In the blazing summer of 1937 a group of artists and writers descended on the South of France to visit Picasso. Here's a photograph taken by the surrealist artist Roland Penrose during the trip. Lee Miller is sitting next to Roland and Picasso's great friend, the writer Paul Éluard. During the war he used his words as a weapon. In 1942 the RAF dropped thousands of copies of his resistance poem Liberté into occupied France, with Éluard having to go into hiding as a result. Eileen Agar, on the right, was one of the few women artists invited to show work in the 1936 International Surrealism exhibition in London, although she always resisted the surrealist label. Her work features in several major British collections. Published in Scrap Book by Roland Penrose, 1981, page 109, La Poligrafa, Barcelona.

Buy This Image

Request a quote

See how to create a reproduction request or an exhibition request for one or more images

If you are unsure about the Usage & Licensing terms regarding our prints, please read our Terms & Conditions