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Mexican artist, surrealist painter and novelist

Leonora Carrington is ...

Born 6 Apr 1917 in Lancashire
Died 25 May 2011 in Mexico City
Age94 years, 1 month
Leonora Carrington
Leonora Carrington
A sculpture of Leonora Carrington could be appreciated on the stairs Guanajuato University during the 2015 edition of the Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.

About Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington OBE (6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011) was an English-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s. Leonora Carrington was also a founding member of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Mexico during the 1970s.


Leonora Carrington died on 25 May 2011, aged 94, in a hospital in Mexico City, as a result of complications arising from pneumonia.