October 2018

The Lee Miller Archive and Roland Penrose

Welcome to The Arts Society Chester
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (All day)

STUDY DAY at The King's School, Chester

Anthony Penrose – Lee Miller / Roland Penrose / The Lee Miller Archive

Anthony Penrose – The Legendary Lee Miller / Roland Penrose the Friendly Surrealist / Backstage at Lee Miller Archive

The story of Roland Penrose, British Surrealist artist and biographer of Picasso and Lee Miller, the American Surrealist photographer, who shot fashion and combat with equal talent as seen through the eyes of their son Antony Penrose, who is also their biographer. We look at how their early lives formed their motivations and how they strove to use art to make the world a better place. The last decades of their life together were at Farley Farm, their home in Sussex which was frequented by many prominent Surrealist and Modern artists. • Contains some war time images which may be disturbing.


Mr Antony Penrose

For the past 30 years has conserved and disseminated the work of his parents, Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. He is the director of The Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection at Farley Farm House in Sussex and has seen his parents' work featured in major exhibitions at the V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Whitworth. He has lectured at museums and universities around the world, and made documentaries for television. Publications include The Lives of Lee Miller, Lee Miller's War (editor), The Angel and the Fiend, The Home of the Surrealists, Roland Penrose the Friendly Surrealist and The Boy Who Bit Picasso.