Toyen (Marie Čermínová) The Message of the Forest (Poselstvi Lesa) 1936 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018

Books in Focus: Women Surrealists

Our series of ‘Books in Focus’ sessions focuses on artists’ books held in the special collections of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. This session will focus on published works and archival material relating to women artists associated with Surrealism, including Dora Maar, Leonora Carrington and Toyen (Marie Čermínová). Although the female members of the Surrealist group have often been discussed as muses to their male counterparts, all three led unconventional lives as authors, artists and photographers in their own right, challenging ideas of sexuality and gender.

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