Conroy Maddox

English (1912 - 2005)
Conroy Maddox The Cloak of Secrecy 1940 © Consent given by kind permission of the artist's daughter

Biography

Born 1912
Died 2005
Nationality English
Birth place Ledbury

Maddox was born in Herefordshire. He produced paintings, objects and collages in a surrealist style. He refused to enter any of his work in the International Surrealist Exhibition in London in 1936, arguing that most of the artists chosen were 'anti-surrealist'. The following year he was introduced to the Paris surrealist group by Georges Hugnet. Maddox joined the short-lived English surrealist group in 1938. Much of his work was inspired by his antagonism towards religion.