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Roland PenroseThe Life of a Surrealist$
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James King

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474414500

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414500.001.0001

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Born Again (1922–1931)

Born Again (1922–1931)

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(p.37) Chapter Four Born Again (1922–1931)
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Roland Penrose
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James King

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414500.003.0004

This chapter details events in Roland Penrose's life from 1922 to 1931. Roland travelled to Paris in 1922. He visited museums, art galleries, the flea market in Saint-Eustache and the Jardin des Plantes by day; by night he was awestruck by the glamour of Pigalle and Montparnasse. He attended at the studio of André Lhote, whose work had become cubist after a stint as a Fauve. Lhote, a native of Bordeaux, learned wood-carving and sculpture from the age of 12, when his father apprenticed him to a local furniture maker to be trained as a sculptor in wood. Through Lhote, Roland became aware of the monumental contributions made by cubism's inventors: Gris, Braque, and especially Picasso. He would marry the mysterious, illusive Valentine Boué on 21 December 1925.

Keywords:   Paris, André Lhote, cubist, Roland Penrose, biography, cubism

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