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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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On the Brink of War (1937–1939)

On the Brink of War (1937–1939)

(p.129) Chapter Nine On the Brink of War (1937–1939)
Roland Penrose

James King

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter details events in Roland Penrose's life from 1937 to 1939. The year 1937 was a joyous one for Roland. In addition to meeting Lee he had exhibited in the Surrealist Objects and Poems show at the London Gallery, and at the Galerie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He had made his first postcard collages, and also created a number of sculptures. Then a new opportunity presented itself. The London Gallery had been founded in 1936 by Lady Noel (known as Peter) Norton, the wife of a diplomat. When her husband was posted to Poland, Lady Norton withdrew her financial support, and the gallery was in danger of closing. In 1938, Roland and E. L. T. Mesens entered into a partnership. Roland would provide most of the funding for the London Gallery in Cork Street as a showcase for contemporary, especially surrealist, art, and Mesens would manage it.

Keywords:   Roland Penrose, biography, Lee Miller, London Gallery, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, E. L. T. Mesens

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