Lee Miller

Andre Masson, Farley Farm, 1955

About this artwork

Masson, a French painter, writer and illustrator was a friend of Miller and her husband Roland Penrose. The couple’s large circle of artist and writer friends often stayed at their house in the Sussex countryside. This is one of many photographs taken by Miller of her visitors, a collection which captures some of the key members of the artistic community of this period relaxing, dining and experimenting at her home. Masson participated in the surrealist movement and is known for his experimental working methods which included automatic writing and the exploration of chance effects.

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  • title:
    Andre Masson, Farley Farm, 1955
  • accession number:
    GMA 4996
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  • materials:
    Black and white photograph (posthumous print)
  • date created:
    1955
  • measurements:
    Paper size: 38.40 x 39.50 cm; image size: 26.10 x 24.60 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased with help from the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2007
  • copyright:
    © Lee Miller Archives, England 2016. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk

Lee Miller

Lee Miller