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Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington dies in Mexico at 94

May 26, 2011 |  9:55 am


Leonora Carrington, a British-born Surrealist painter and sculptor who is widely known for her haunting, dreamlike works, has died in Mexico. She was 94.

Mexico's National Arts Council confirmed the death, though not the cause. Mexico City's J. Garcia Lopez funeral home said Thursday that Carrington's body had arrived for a wake.

Considered one of the last of the original Surrealists, was one of a number of artistic and political emigres who arrived in Mexico in the 1940s.

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Photos, from top: Bronze sculptures by artist Leonora Carrington were exhibited along Mexico City's Avenue Reforma in 2008; earlier this year, Carrington celebrated her 94th birthday at a Mexico City museum. Credits: Susana González / For The Times; European Press Agency / Sashenka Gutierrez