Leonora Carrington (1917-2011): Surrealism Master Passes Away in Mexico City

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The greatest living surrealist has left the planet.

Leonora Carrington, an English-born artist who became one of the greatest masters of surrealism painting and sculpture, died in her adoptive home of Mexico City, where she fled during World War II.

She was 94 years old.

BBC News confirmed Carrington's death via Mexico's National Arts Council, who announced her death today.

Art Attack recently featured Carrington with her ex-lover and fellow surrealist Max Ernst as one of the "Top 5 Couples in Art History."

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