Library staff recommendation: Lee Miller: Portraits from a Life

Lee Miller: Portraits from a Life
By Richard Calvocoressi
779 M615c Greenfield Open Stacks

Lee Miller’s photographs are, in my opinion, among the most compelling photographic works that exist in the world today. I was first exposed to her work when I was 16 or so, after being given a book of Man Ray’s photographs in which a portrait of Lee appeared. After that, I was smitten.  She was a close friend to an outstanding number of important and influential artists and poets including Paul Eluard, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst, and Dorothea Tanning. Her photographs of Picasso alone span more than 20 years. After receiving it as a gift, this particular volume of her work has become very dear to me. Be sure to take a look at the other great volumes we have on this brilliant artist.

The Lives of Lee Miller by Antony Penrose (her son)
779 M615p Greenfield Open Stacks

The Art of Lee Miller by Mark Haworth-Booth
779 M615h Greenfield Open Stacks

The Surrealist and the Photographer:
Roland Penrose and Lee Miller

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