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Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington dies at age 94 in Mexico


A detail from "Chiki Ton Pays" by English born and Mexican based artist Leonora Carrington, during a preview of Latin American Art at Sotheby's in New York, Friday, May 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Leonora Carrington, the English native who considered Mexico home, and is thought to be one of the final surrealist artists, has died at the age of 94 in Mexico. Her passing was validated today by Mexico’s National Arts Council.  

Carrington was associated with fellow artists Frida Kahlo and Remedios Varo, and specialized in depicting unsettling images of animals in dreamy, ritual-like landscapes on canvas as well as in sculpture. Read her full obituary here.

 

By Erin Williams  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/26/2011

 
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