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Leonora Carrington

Born: 6-Apr-1917
Birthplace: Chorley, Lancashire, England
Died: 25-May-2011
Location of death: Mexico City, Mexico
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter, Author, Sculptor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Last surviving Surrealist

Father: Harold Carrington (textile magnate)
Mother: Maurie Moorhead (Irish)
Brother: Pat
Brother: Gerard
Brother: Arthur
Boyfriend: Max Ernst (cohabited 1937-40)
Husband: Renato Leduc (Mexican diplomat, m. 1941 for political asylum in Mexico)
Husband: Csizi Weisz ("Chiqui", Hungarian photographer, m. 1946)
Son: Gabriel Weisz (teacher)
Son: Pablo Weisz-Carrington (artist, b. 1947)

    Surrealists (1937-40)
    Raped Madrid, Spain (1940)
    Nervous Breakdown Madrid, Spain (1940)
    Institutionalized Santander, Spain (1940-41)
    Naturalized Mexican Citizen 1942
    Officer of the British Empire 2000
    Irish Ancestry

Author of books:
La Maison de la Peur (1938, illustrated by Max Ernst)
La Dame ovale (1939, stories)
Down Below (1943, memoir)
Une chemise de nuit de flanelle (1951, play)
La Invencion del Mole (1960s, play)
The Hearing Trumpet (1974, novel)
The Stone Door (1976, novel)
The Seventh Horse and Other Tales (1988, stories)


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