Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Roland PenroseThe Life of a Surrealist$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

James King

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474414500

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414500.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 07 April 2020

Re-defining Modernism (1946–1953)

Re-defining Modernism (1946–1953)

Chapter:
(p.184) Chapter Twelve Re-defining Modernism (1946–1953)
Source:
Roland Penrose
Author(s):

James King

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414500.003.0012

This chapter details events in Roland Penrose's life from 1946 to 1953. Before the war, there had been a great deal of discussion about the establishment of a museum of modern art in London. Herbert Read had attempted to start one in co-operation with Peggy Guggenheim. Roland and Mesens had made counter-moves. However, nothing had happened, largely because of the approaching war. By 22 January 1946, the differences between Read and Mesens had been sufficiently mended for them — together with Roland — to send a letter inviting ‘interested parties’ to attend a meeting on the creation in London of a centre from which a Museum of Modern Art could ultimately be planned.

Keywords:   Roland Penrose, biography, London, Museum of Modern Art

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.