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Lee Miller: Portraits

Lee Miller Portraits cover

Richard Calvocoressi is Director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the author of Lee Miller: Portraits From a Life (2002).

Sir David Hare is a playwright and dedicated social commentator. His plays include Slag (1970), Plenty (1978), Skylight (1995), Stuff Happens (2004) and a screenplay about Lee Miller's life and work.

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Lee Miller: Portraits
Richard Calvocoressi and David Hare

Lee Miller (1907-77) was not only a fashion model, the lover of Man Ray and the wife of Roland Penrose, but also a hugely accomplished photographer. This book celebrates her career as a portrait artist, from her surrealist studies of the 1920s to editorial assignments for Vogue, and her formative work as a war correspondent.

In a career spanning more than three decades, Miller's portfolio of sitters included many distinguished and familiar faces: Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Marlene Dietrich, Henry Moore, T.S. Eliot and Leonora Carrington. With her husband, the painter, writer and collector Roland Penrose, Lee Miller entertained and documented a range of cultural circles at their Sussex home, Farley Farm.

Lee Miller: Portraits presents over 130 portraits from the Lee Miller Archives and Roland Penrose Collection, and is selected by Richard Calvocoressi.

Published to accompany an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 3 February to 30 May 2005.


180 x 147mm, 176 pages
130 illustrations
ISBN 1 85514 360 7
£10 (paperback)
Published February 2005 (NPG Visitor Exclusive)

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