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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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Re-defining Modernism (1946–1953)

Re-defining Modernism (1946–1953)

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

James King

Edinburgh University Press

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

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