Corsetry, Solarised photograph, Vogue studio, London, England 1942 by Lee Miller

LEE MILLER

Photographer, Surrealist, War Correspondent, Model & Gourmet Cook 

Born: 23 April 1907, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. 

Died: 21 July 1977, Farleys House, Muddles Green, Chiddingly, East Sussex, England. 

 

Lee Miller first entered the world of photography as a high fashion model in 1920’s New York. Working with some of the greatest photographers of the day, such as Edward Steichen, George Hoyningen-Huene and Arnold Genthe, Lee’s modelling career was incredibly successful if short-lived. Deciding she would ‘rather take a picture than be one’, in 1929 she moved to Paris to work with the well-known Surrealist artist and photographer Man Ray 

It wasn’t long until Lee established her own photographic studio in the city, working as a commercial portrait and fashion photographer. Lee’s most enduring body of work from this time is her surrealist images of street scenes and studio experimentation, when she re-discovered the Sabattier Effect, a photographic technique later popularised as ‘Solarisation’, with Man Ray.  

Lee returned to New York in 1932, and, once more, established a successful photographic studio on the other side of the Atlantic, despite the economic depression in the USA. A new adventure presented itself when Lee married the wealthy Egyptian businessman Aziz Eloui Bey, and moved with him to Cairo in Egypt, where she became fascinated by precarious, long-range desert travel. Free from the constraints of harnessing photography to make a living, Lee could now take photos purely for herself.  

During a visit to Paris in 1937 she met Roland Penrose, the surrealist artist who was to become her second husband, and travelled with him to Greece and Romania. In 1939 she definitively left Egypt for London shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War. She moved in with Roland and, defying orders from the US Embassy to return to America, took a job as a freelance photographer for Vogue. 

In 1944 Lee became a correspondent accredited to the US Army, and often teamed up with her friend, the LIFE Magazine photographer David E. Scherman. She followed the US troops overseas after D Day, becoming one of only a few women combat photojournalists to cover the front-line war in Europe. Lee documented the siege of St Malo, the Liberation of Paris, the fighting in Luxembourg and Alsace, the Russian/American link up at Torgau, and the liberation of Buchenwald and Dachau Concentration Camps. 

Witnessing many of the major events of the Second World War, Lee was billeted in both Hitler and Eva Braun’s houses in Munich, and photographed Hitler’s house, Wachenfeld at Berchtesgaden, in flames on the eve of Germany’s surrender. Penetrating deep into Eastern Europe, she covered harrowing scenes of children dying in Vienna, peasant life in devastated post-war Hungary and finally the execution of Prime Minister Lazlo Bardossy. 

Post-war, Lee continued to contribute to Vogue, covering fashion and celebrity culture, including portraits of renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. Following the birth of their son, Antony Penrose, Lee and Roland re-located to Farleys, a farm in the East Sussex countryside. There, Lee moved away from professional photography. In the last two decades of her life, she became a celebrated, award-winning cook, known for her dishes inspired by Surrealism. Lee died at Farleys in 1977.  

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TIMELINE OF Lee Miller'S LIFE
1907

23rd April, Birth of Elizabeth [Lee] Miller to parents Theodore and Florence Miller and older brother John, in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1910

Lee Miller’s younger brother Erik is born.

1912

The Miller family move to Cedar Hill Farm, Poughkeepsie, New York, where Theodore installs a darkroom.

1913

The Miller family visit Sweden due to Theodore’s Miller’s connections as Superintendent of the Swedish DeLaval company.

1914

Lee stays with Swedish friends now living in New York. Lee is sexually assaulted whilst staying with the family, resulting in an infection of gonorrhea that lasts many years.

1915

Lee attends Govenor Clinton Elementary School, Poughkeepsie, New York. Her behavior becomes increasingly disruptive.

1917

Lee begins taking photographs using a Kodak Brownie her father gave her.

1922

Lee is expelled from school for bad behaviour and sent to Oakwood Friends Schol. Strict Quaker co-educational school.

1925

Leaving school, Lee travels to Paris, France and enrolls at L’École Megyès pour la Technique du Théatre.

1926

Lee reluctantly returns to New York and studies stage and lighting at Vassar College, New York. Lee joins the Art Students league and befriends Tanja Ramm.

1927

Lee meets Condé Nast and appears on the cover of the March Edition of Vogue, drawn by Illustrator, George Lepape.

1928

Edward Steichen’s fashion photography of Lee features in advertisements for Kotex sanitary products, damaging her modelling career but aiding her transition to becoming a professional photographer.

1929

Lee moves to Paris, France and becomes Man Ray’s student, model and partner. Through an accident she re-discovers the Sabatier effect, which Man Ray calls Solarisation.

1930

Asserting her independence from Man Ray, Lee establishes her own studio (12 rue Victor Considérante) and performs in Jean Cocteau’s film ‘Blood of a Poet’.

In her September, her work begins to appear in French Vogue, and she has her first self-portrait published in American Vogue.

She has a part-time job photographing operations for a Paris surgeon.

1931

Lee is commissioned to travel to Britain and photograph at Elstree Studios for 1 July issue of the Bioscope, and photographs sports clothes for June issue of British Vogue.

She exhibits at Group Annuel des Photographes, Galerie de la Pleiade in Paris.

1931

Exhibits at Group Annuel des Photographes, Galerie to la Pleiade, Paris, France.

Lee models in the Man Ray shot advert for Jean Cocteau’s film Le Sang d’un Poète (The Blood of a Poet),

 

1931

The American gallerist Julien Levy buys several Lee Miller works on a visit to Man Ray’s studio.

In November, Lee exhibits at Levy’s New York gallery as part of his American Photography Retrospective exhibition.

1932

Lee leaves Paris and establishes her commercial studio ‘Lee Miller Studios, Inc. on 8 East 48 Street, New York, USA. Lee’s work is exhibited at the Julien Levy Gallery.

1933

Lee’s commercial studio is a success, and she is commissioned to photograph the cast of Four Saints in Three Acts. Lee also exhibits at Julien Levy Gallery.

1934

Lee is hailed by Vanity Fair magazine as being one of America’s 7 most distinguished photographers. Lee exhibits as part of a group show in Luckey, Platt and Company department store, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA.

1934

19th July, Lee marries Egyptian businessman Aziz Eloui Bey and after honeymooning at Niagra Falls, moves to Cairo, Egypt, abandoning her New York studio.

1935

Lee revives her passion for photography & enjoys creating images for her own pleasure.

Her New York studio photographs continue to be published in magazines such as House & Garden in America.

1937

Lee holidays in Cornwall – then the South of France – with Roland and other artists such as Man Ray, Dora Maar, Eileen Agar, Max Ernst and Leonora Carrington. Picasso paints her portrait 6 times.  Lee exhibits Surrealist object ‘Le Baiser’ in Objects and Poems Exhibition, London Gallery, England.

1937

Bored of Egyptian expat society, Lee travels to visit friends in Paris and meets the British artist Roland Penrose at a Surrealist fancy dress party.

1938

In June, the London Bulletin publishes two Lee Miller images – Portrait of Space and Eileen Agar’s Shadow.

Lee and Roland tour the Balkans together and the trip inspires Roland to write his publication The Road is Wider Than Long.

 

1938

Lee’s work is published in London Bulletin. She becomes associated with Egyptian Surrealist group Art et Liberté.

1939

Roland visits Lee in Asyut, Egypt, travelling to Siwa and other oasis villages Lee documents the Siwan peoples lives with her camera.

1939

2nd June, Lee leaves Aziz Eloui Bey to be with Roland in London, England.  They visit their friends in Europe returning to London as Britain enters World War II.

1940

Refusing to return to US, Lee continues volunteeing as photographer for British Vogue. Contributes work to Surrealism Today exhibition at Zwemmer Gallery, London, England.

1941
One Night of Love. London, England, 1940.

Lee’s images of the London Blitz feature in the propaganda publication Grim Glory:Pictures of Britain under Fire, and are exhibited at MOMA in their Britain at War exhibition.

1941

June, Audrey Withers credits Lee as having ‘borne the whole weight of our studio production through the most difficult period in Brogue’s [British Vogue’s] history’.

1941

Lilliput in October- Lee’s first published written piece; I Worked with Man Ray

1942

December, encouraged by Life Photographer David E. Scherman Lee becomes accredited to the US armed forces as an official war correspondent.

She continues to contribute multiple fashion images every month.

1942

Lee continues to contribute significantly to the pages of Vogue, including their pattern book and knitwear book.

1943

Lee’s photojournalism progresses with a feature on US Army nurses in Oxford. She also gathers material for her book Wrens in Camera.

1944

Lee witnesses the Liberation of Paris and Luxembourg, covers fighting in the battle of the Bulge, visits Belgium whilst also being a key figure in re-launching French Vogue. Published in Cadran, LIFE magazine and Illustrated.

1944

From July, Lee is in Europe covering the war and experiences front line combat in St Malo as it is liberated from German occupation.

1945

Lee visits Ardurf and Pening camps, going on to cover the fighting in Alsace.  She finds a brief respite from battle at the liberation of Denmark.

1945

WRENS in camera is published, celebrating the contribution to the war effort of the Women in the Navy, illustrated solely by Lee Miller’s photographs.

1945

Travelling with the advancing US Army, Lee stays with the action and is at the liberation of two concentration camps: Buchenwald and Dachau. She is one of the first journalists to enter Dachau and does not hold back from capturing the horror of the camp.

1946

Lee’s invited on a celebrity tour of US & is interviewed by CBS radio about her war coverage. She uses the occasion to reunite with old friends: Man Ray, Julien Levy, Yves Tanguy and Max Ernst & meets artists Dorothea Tanning, Kay Sage, Isamu Noguch, Stella Snead and Muriel Levy.

In December, she photographs the poet Dylan Thomas for Vogue.

1946

The war for Lee is not over. She continues to travel through Romania and Hungary reporting on the devastation she discovers. Roland and Scherman plead with her to return home.

1947

On a Vogue fashion assignment in Switzerland Lee discovers she is pregnant. Back home in London, England Lee and Roland get married and their son Antony is born.

1949

Lee is invited by Robert Capa to join Magnum.  Writes her first lifestyle article ‘Batchelors Entertaining‘ for British Vogue. Shoots for 10 page holiday feature ‘Vogue’s Eye View of Travelling at Ease’ and ‘In Sicily’.

May 29 – 25 June, Lee exhibits in ‘Hampstead Seen by Artist, Architect and Camera’ at Studio House, Hampstead, London.

1949

Lee and Roland move to Farleys House in East Sussex. Lee struggles with life in the country and suffers from depression.

1950

Lee continues to shoot fashion for Vogue and enjoys a visit from Picasso at Farleys House.

1950

Lee works freelance for Picture Post magazine contributing to several issues, whilst also still contributing to Vogue (including an illustrated article on ‘Joyce’s Dublin’).

1951

Lee attempts to re-invent herself as a food and hospitality writer with her unpublished manuscript – Sunday Lunch on the Farm.

She writes about an exhibition covering Picasso’s 70th birthday for Vogue.

1952

Lee writes A thirteen meal Christmas for British Vogue, the first of her articles around food and entertaining containing her own recipes.

1953

Lee curates a section of the ICA, London exhibition Wonder and Horror of the Human Head.

1953

In April, Lee writes an article for British Vogue to publicise the ‘Wonder and Horror of the Human Head’ exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), which she also c0-curates.

In July, Lee’s last major feature accompanied by her photographs is published in Vogue, a ‘tongue in cheek’ piece called Working Guests.

She is suffering from what would probably now be diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder.

1954

Lee takes photographs for Roland Penrose’s book ‘Picasso, His Life and Work’.

She turns down a job offer as a ‘Critical Advisor’ for Spam, the Luncheon Meat company.

12th September, Lee’s mother Florence dies.

1957

Lee attends a 3-month Cordon Bleu cooking course in Rue Léon Delhomme, Paris, France, given to her as 50th birthday gift by Roland.

1960

Lee writes an essay for a booklet & organises food for a gala event at an ICA celebration of the Picasso exhibition at the Tate, curated by Roland.

1963

Lee travels to Lebanon and Egypt with an ICA group and stays in Egypt to see Aziz Eloui Bey, rather than continue to Jerusalem.

1965

British Vogue hails Lee’s cooking & hosting skills in the article, A second fame: Good Food, Lee and Roland Penrose by Ninette Lyon. Lee wins a major prize, a trip to Norway, for an Open Sandwich cooking competition.

1966

Lee and Bettina McNulty travel to Norway. Roland is knighted for his contribution to the Arts and Lee becomes Lady Penrose.

Articles about her cookery appear in Studio International and House and Garden. 

In October she is featured in a ‘Who’s Who in Vogue 1916-66’ article and a short section of her article on St Malo is republished as part of British Vogue’s Golden Jubilee.

1973

Lee’s cookery is featured in House and Garden magazine and in American Vogue. She begins to write her own cookbook.

She photographs Antoni Tàpies for Roland Penrose’s biography of the artist.

1974

Lee curates menu of solely white food for special opening dinner of Man Ray, Inventor, Painter, Poet exhibition, opened on 19th December at New York Cultural Center with Fairleigh Dickinson University.

1974

Lee attends Rencontres internationales de la photographie d’Arles in place of Man Ray who was guest of honour.

1976

Lee exhibits in Photographs from the Julien Levy Collection, at the Art Institute of Chicago.

She is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

1977

Roland’s biography on Tapies is published including recent photographs of the artist by Lee.

1977

Exhibits in The History of Fashion, organised by the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, USA

Lee passes away at Farleys House on 21st July.

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Title
Venue
Date
Lee Miller
Lee Miller: Surrealist Photographer
Museo de Arte Moderno ‘MAM’, México
09 December 2015 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller at Farley Farm
Farley Yard Trust, Farleys Barn Gallery, Chiddingly, E Sussex, England
05 March 2008 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Picasso e a arte Portuguesa no séc – Lee Miller & Picasso
Sala Expo Arade, Portimao, Portugal -
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Photographer – US Tour
Santa Monica Museum of Art, USA
09 August 1990 - 11 April 1990
The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
International Centre of Photography Midtown, USA
01 March 2024 - 06 October 1990
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
02 February 1990 - 04 January 1990
Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA
11 April 1989 - 01 July 1990
New Orleans Museum of Art, USA
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
02 November 1989 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
The Surrealists in Cornwall
Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
01 March 2024 - 09 December 2004
Lee Miller
‘Scatti de Guerra’ – Lee Miller e Tony Vaccaro dallo sbarco in Normandia alla Liberazione
Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy
07 April 2009 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller: To believe it
Kunst-und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen Rüsselsheim
02 July 2021 - 01 March 2024
Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany 
08 August 2020 - 11 August 2020
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Fashion Photography
Sussex Downs College, England
03 April 2002 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Picasso en Privat
Museo Picasso, Barcelona, Spain
06 January 2007 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Portraits
Farleys Gallery, Muddles Green, East Sussex, England
06 January 2014 - 01 March 2024
Farleys Barn Gallery, Chiddingly, East Sussex, England
08 April 2012 - 01 March 2024
Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
09 September 2006 - 01 March 2024
National Portrait Gallery, London, England
02 March 2005 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Through the Eyes of Lee Miller
Lucy Bell Fine Art Photography, St Leonards on Sea, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
A Life Less Ordinary
The Photographers Gallery, London, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller: Un Regard Libre
Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
01 March 2024 - 11 December 2006
Lee Miller
Lee Miller in Colour
Farleys Gallery, Muddles Green, East Sussex, England
04 July 2019 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Real/Surreal
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Portraits of Picasso
The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Through the Eyes of Lee Miller
Galerie Van Leer, Rue de Seine, Paris, France
01 January 1928
Lee Miller
Evocación Y Recuerdo
Fundacion Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Malaga, Spain
10 February 2008 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller… A Retrospective
Gammel Holtegaard Museum, Holt, Denmark
01 March 2024 - 03 June 2005
Lee Miller
Lee Miller in Eastern Europe
Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, USA
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Surrealist Lee Miller
La Térmica, Malaga, Spain
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Palazzo Pallavicini, Bologna, Italy
01 March 2024 - 06 September 2019
Dunkers Kunsthalle, Sweden
10 May 2018 - 02 March 2019
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Studios Inc – New York
Farleys Gallery, Muddles Green, East Sussex, England
04 January 2017 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller
Manuel Barbie Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
02 January 2008 - 05 January 2008
Photographers' Gallery, London, England
01 January 1989 - 02 January 1986
Martin Groupius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
01 March 2024 - 06 December 2016
NSU, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
10 April 2015 - 01 March 2024
Albertina, Vienna, Austria
05 August 2015 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller’s Surrealist Eye
Kunstmuseet Brundlund Slot, Aabenraa, Denmark
01 March 2024 - 05 December 2013
Øregaard Museum, Hellerup, Denmark
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Stenersenmusset/Stenersten Museum, Oslo, Norway
01 March 2024 - 09 May 2010
Millesgården, Herserudsvägen 32, Sweden
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Mjellby Konst Museum, Halmstadt, Sweden
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller in James Joyce’s Dublin
The James Joyce Centre, Dublin, Ireland
06 September 2021 - 12 September 2014
Lee Miller
The Art of Lee Miller
Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
01 March 2024 - 01 December 2009
SF MOMA, San Francisco, USA
07 January 2008 - 01 March 2024
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
V&A Museum, London, England
01 March 2024 - 01 June 2008
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Y Picasso:
TEA Tenerife, Spain
02 June 2009 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller: War & Fashion
Kulturhuset Stadsteatern AB, Stockholm, Sweden
09 September 2017 - 03 April 2018
Lee Miller
Lee Miller’s War
Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Millersville University, Millersville USA
04 July 2013 - 06 July 2013
Farleys Barn Gallery, Chiddingly, East Sussex, England
04 February 2013 - 01 March 2024
Visual Arts Centre, Frances Bardsley School, Chelmsford, Essex, England
11 April 2009 - 01 March 2024
Malmo Museer, Sweden
06 January 2008 - 09 July 2008
Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria, Australia
07 June 2007 - 09 February 2007
Auckland War Museum, Auckland, New Zealand
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Wales
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
The Photo Fair, Swedish Exhibition Centre, Gotenburg, Sweden
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller in Luxembourg
Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, Dudelange, Luxembourg
03 May 2011 - 06 December 2011
Lee Miller
The Lee Miller Exhibition
The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Wales
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller, Portraits from a Life
Wingfield Arts, Eye, Suffolk, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller ‘Muse’
West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex, England
04 January 2003 - 05 January 2003
Lee Miller
Lee Miller’s War – Tour of Europe – Photographs 1944-1945
Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance, Lyon, France
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Stadtmuseum Gera, Gera, Germany
03 March 1997 - 04 July 1997
Kulturamt der Stadt Freiburg, Germany
01 October 1997 - 01 March 2024
Kulturamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Heiligenstadt, Germany
10 November 1996 - 11 October 1996
Stadtmuseum Waldraiburg, Walkdraiburg, Germany
05 September 1996 - 01 March 2024
Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany
03 March 1996 - 04 July 1996
Frauenmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
12 September 1995 - 01 March 2024
Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer E.V, Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Volkshochschule Leer, Leer, Germany
01 March 2024 - 09 March 1995
Städtische Galerie Erlangen, Erlange, Germany
07 August 1995 - 08 June 1995
Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Dudelange, Luxembourg
06 September 1995 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller in Sussex
The Arts Centre, Darlington, England
10 June 1986 - 11 October 1986
Leeds City Gallery, Leeds, England
08 January 1986 - 09 January 1986
Chesil Gallery, Chiswell, Dorset, England
07 January 1986 - 01 March 2024
Ramsgate Library, Ramsgate, Kent, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Worthing, West Sussex, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
South Hill Park, Bracknell, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury, Kent, England
02 January 1985 - 03 January 1985
Southampton Municipal Gallery, Southampton, England
01 December 1985 - 01 March 2024
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England
10 July 1984 - 12 February 1984
Hastings Photo Gallery, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Gardner Centre, Brighton East Sussex, England
05 January 1984 - 05 January 1984
Lee Miller
The Legendary Lee Miller
Centro Cultural Novacaixagalicia, Vigo, Spain
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Fundación Caixa Galicia, A Coruña, Spain
01 March 2024 - 09 November 2011
Fundacion BBK, Bilbao, Spain
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Moscow Fotofest, Moscow Museum, Russia
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Jakopic Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
01 March 2024 - 01 September 2011
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
07 January 2010 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller: A Romanian Rhapsody
Romanian Cultural Centre, London, England
07 October 2014 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller & Friends
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller’s War – Tour of UK – Photographs 1944-1945
Pelham House, Lewes, East Sussex, England
01 March 2024 - 05 April 1998
Kelvin Grove, Glasgow, Scotland
12 January 1994 - 01 January 1994
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, England
10 January 1993 - 11 January 1993
University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
01 March 2024 - 07 November 1993
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Sunderland, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Gardner Centre, Brighton, England
01 November 1993 - 02 June 1993
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Mini Portraits
Mascalls Gallery, Kent, England
11 March 2008 - 01 March 2024
The Oriental Gallery, Durham University, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Maison de la Photographie, Toulon, France
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
The Legendary Lee Miller – Australia Tour
Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
03 April 1990 - 01 March 2024
The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Australia
01 March 2024 - 09 May 1999
Lee Miller
Lee Miller: A womans war
Imperial War Museum, London, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller & Picasso
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
01 March 2024 - 09 June 2015
Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Wales
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Man Ray and Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism
Fine Arts Museum San Francisco, SF, USA
01 March 2024 - 10 July 2012
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass, USA
06 November 2011 - 12 April 2011
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Photographer
Zelda Cheatle Gallery, London, England
05 September 1989 - 06 February 1989
Lee Miller
The Legendary Lee Miller – New Zealand Tour
The Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Waikato Museum of Art & History, Hamilton, New Zealand
01 March 2024 - 12 June 1998
City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
08 January 1998 - 10 April 1998
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
01 March 2024 - 07 May 1998
Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller: Fotografin zwischen Krieg und Glamour
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Switzerland
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2021
Lee Miller
Lee Miller & The Avant Garde
West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex, England
26 May 2000 - 28 May 2000
Lee Miller
Picasso at Play
Farleys Barn Gallery, Chiddingly, East Sussex, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Photographer – Asia
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
The Legendary Lee Miller – Canada Tour
University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada
04 August 2000 - 01 March 2024
Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
01 August 2000 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller: Motifs in silver print
Farleys Gallery, Muddles Green, East Sussex, England
04 May 2015 - 10 April 2015
Lee Miller
Lee Miller & The British Surrealists
Fundació Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Picasso by Lee Miller
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
01 March 2024 - 11 December 1989
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Photographer – Extensive European Tour
Brandenburgeische Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus, Germany
01 March 2024 - 12 April 1994
Kunstverein Coburg e.V., Coburg, Germany
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Galerie am Fischmarkt, Erfurt, Germany
07 May 1994 - 08 July 1994
Württembergischer Kustverein, Stuttgart, Germany
05 December 1994 - 01 March 2024
L’Espace Photographique de Paris, Paris, France
01 March 2024 - 05 January 1994
Historisches Museum der Pflatz, Speyer, Germany
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Fotografie Forum, Frankfurt, Germany
01 March 2024 - 01 June 1994
Museo di Storia della Fotografia, Florence, Italy
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
America Haus, Berlin, Germany
08 January 1993 - 09 September 1993
Fotomuseum Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Museum für Kunst und Gerwerbe, Hamburg, Germany
04 February 1993 - 01 March 2024
Helsinki, Finland
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lathi, Finland
01 January 1993 - 02 January 1993
Stedelijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 July 1992 - 01 March 2024
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
01 March 2024 - 11 January 1992
Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
01 March 2024 - 06 May 1991
Lee Miller
The Lives of Lee Miller
Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, USA
11 January 1985 - 02 January 1986
Artist(s)
Title
Venue
Date
Lee Miller
Battle of the Sexes: From Franz von Stuck to Frida Kahlo
Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Modern Couples: Art Intimacy and the Avant-garde
Barbican, London , England
10 October 2018 - 01 March 2024
Pompidou Metz, Metz, France
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Women Artists and Surrealism
Museo Picasso Málaga
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Dora Maar Nonostante Picasso
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
03 August 2014 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Picasso et la Maternité
Musee Cozatier, Le Puy-en-Velay, France
07 November 2017 - 10 October 2017
Lee Miller
L'art en guerre (France 1938-1947)
Musee d'art modern de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
10 December 2012 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
The Tears of Eros: Moesman, surrealism and the Sexes
Centraal Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands
26 January 2024 - 26 January 2024
Lee Miller
Behold the Man
Museum de Fundatie, 8011 NE Zwolle, Netherlands
10 January 2016 - 12 March 2021
Lee Miller
Nashashibi/Skaer: An Artists’
Tate St Ives, Cornwall , England
01 March 2024 - 01 June 2019
Lee Miller
Women Artists in Mexico and the U.S
LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
01 March 2024 - 05 June 2012
Lee Miller
Dreamers Awake
Whitecube, London, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Picasso im fotografischen Portrait
Museo Picasso Málaga, Spain
03 May 2012 - 06 October 2012
Lee Miller
T.S. Eliot
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Vogue 100: A Century of Style
Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, England
06 January 2016 - 08 January 2016
National Portrait Gallery, London, England
04 February 2016 - 23 May 2016
Lee Miller
Beloved by Picasso – The power of the model
Arken Museum for Modern Kunst, Skovvej, Denmark
10 December 2019 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Neighbours
Istanbul Biennial, Turkey
01 March 2024 - 11 December 2017
Lee Miller
Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers
Lightbox, Woking, England
02 February 2019 - 06 February 2019
Lee Miller
En Egypte (1938-1948)
K20 – Kunstsammlung, Düsseldorf, Germany
07 January 2017 - 01 March 2024
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Power Mask: The Power of the Mask
WereldMuseum, Rotterdam, Nertherlands
09 January 2017 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Le Modèle noir, de Géricault à Matisse
Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Touchstone
The Photogrophers Gallery, London, England
04 November 2014 - 07 January 2014
Lee Miller
Bitten by Picasso
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, East Sussex, England
07 September 2016 - 10 September 2016
Lee Miller
Now you see me
TJ Boulting, London , England
10 April 2018 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, England
02 March 2018 - 05 July 2018
Lee Miller
Fantastic Women
Louisiana, Denmark
01 March 2024 - 11 August 2020
Shirn Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Soap bubbles: Forms of Utopia between vanitas
Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia, Italy
01 March 2024 - 06 September 2019
Lee Miller
'Ichundichundich’
MKG, Hamburg, Germany
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Lee Miller’s War
Art Exchange, The University of Essex, Colchester, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
10 January 2018 - 12 September 2018
Pallant House, Chichester, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Tate St Ives, Cornwall, England
02 September 2018 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Bon Appetit
Culture 4200, Anzio, Italy
05 September 2015 - 05 January 2015
Lee Miller
Objects of desire – Surrealism & Desgin 1924 – today
Caixaforum Zaragoza
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Caixaforum Sevilla, Spain
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Caixaforum Madrid, Spain
07 September 2020 - 01 March 2024
Caixaforum Barcelona, Spain
01 March 2024 - 06 July 2020
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Four Saints in Three Acts
The Photographers' Gallery, London , England
01 March 2024 - 02 October 2018
Lee Miller
Surrealist Adventures of
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
06 July 2012 - 09 March 2012
Lee Miller
‘Seaside’
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton , England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, England
07 November 2020 - 10 March 2020
Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Turner Contemporary, Margate
01 March 2024 - 09 August 2019
Lee Miller
Leonor Fini/Porquoi Pas?
Bildmuseet Umeå University, Sweden
02 February 2014 - 05 November 2014
Lee Miller
VOJNA ● WAR ● KRIEG
Koroška Galerija Likovnih Umetnosti, Slovenia
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Coming into Fashion. A Century of photography at Condé Nast
The arts Centre Gold Coast, Queensland
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Artspace Mackay/Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing
01 March 2024 - 03 May 2017
Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex, Kyoto
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Nexus Hall, Tokyo, Japan
01 March 2024 - 04 October 2016
Marco Museo de arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey
01 March 2024 - 02 July 2016
Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico
01 March 2024 - 10 April 2015
Multimedia Art Museum, Mosco
01 March 2024 - 06 July 2015
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Museum Bellerive, Zurich
07 November 2014 - 01 March 2024
Palais Galliera, Paris, France
03 January 2014 - 05 January 2014
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Forma Fondazione per la Fotografia, Milano, Italy
01 March 2024 - 04 July 2013
C/O Berlin , Augstrasse 4A, Berlin, Germany
01 March 2024 - 11 April 2012
Lee Miller
Orientalism
IVAM, Valencia, Spain
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
From Lee Miller to Anja Niedinghaus
Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
03 July 2019 - 06 October 2019
Lee Miller
Sussex Modernism and The Art of Alternative Living
Two Temple Place, London, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
7xjung
Gesicht Zeigen, Berlin, Germany
01 January 2013 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
LEONORA CARRINGTON: Magical Tales
The Contemporary Museum of Monterrey (MARCO) Mexico
11 August 2018 - 01 March 2024
Museo de Art Moderne (MAM) Mexico
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
War socks and Peacemaker
Fraenmuseum, Coburg, Germany
05 August 2015 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Counter Intelligence
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Oskar Kokoscha retrospective
Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Germany
01 March 2024 - 03 October 2019
Lee Miller
Holbein to Hockney: 500 years of British Art
Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain
10 May 2012 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Sylvette, Sylvette, Sylvette, Picasso & the Model
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Art et Liberté: Rupture, Guerre et Surréalisme
Modern Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
01 March 2024 - 08 December 2018
Tate Liverpool, England
01 March 2024 - 03 April 2018
Lee Miller
Man Ray
Gagosian – Frieze Art Fair, London , England
10 March 2018 - 10 July 2018
Kunstforum Vienna, Austria
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Millesgården, Herserudsvägen 32, Lidingö, Sweden
01 March 2024 - 06 August 2014
Øregaard Museum, Ørehøj Allé 2, Hellerup, Denmark
10 October 2013 - 02 September 2014
Mjellby Konst Museum, Halmstad, Sweden
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA
11 August 2013 - 02 February 2014
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, USA
03 March 2013 - 01 March 2024
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
11 November 2012 - 02 March 2013
Lee Miller
Creatrice! L’emancipation par l’art
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Pablo Picasso – Paul Éluard
Museu Picasso Barcelona, Spain
11 July 2019 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
In Wonderland:
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexcio,
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Tea with Nefertiti
Egyptian Museum, Munich, Germany
05 July 2014 - 09 September 2014
Institut Valencia d’Art Moderne, Valencia, Spain
11 July 2013 - 01 July 2014
Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
01 March 2024 - 09 August 2013
MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
At War: Women War Photographers
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
01 March 2024 - 05 July 2020
Lee Miller
Man Ray Portraits
The Pushkin Museum, Moscow
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
06 January 2013 - 09 January 2013
National Portrait Gallery, London, England
02 January 2013 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Who’s afraid of female photographers?
Museé d’Orsay, Paris, France
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Displaced Visions
Jerusalem Museum, Israel
06 May 2013 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Picasso de Malaga
Fundacion Museo Picasso, Malaga, Spain
01 March 2024 - 06 September 2014
Lee Miller
Jean Dubuffet – Transitions
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex, England
01 March 2024 - 02 March 2013
Lee Miller
The Boy who bit Picasso
Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, England
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
At work with Peter Blake
Waddington Custot, Frieze Masters, Regents Park, London , England
10 May 2017 - 10 August 2017
Lee Miller
Me, Myself, Naked
Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany
01 March 2024 - 02 February 2014
Lee Miller
Wo(Man) Ray
CAMERA, International centre for photography, Turin, Italy
01 March 2024 - 02 February 2020
Lee Miller
Django Reinhart: Paris Swing during WWII'
Musee de la Musique, Paris, France
10 June 2012 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Picasso et la Côte d’Azur
Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
07 December 2013 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Joseph Cornell et le suréalisme
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia USA
03 July 2014 - 06 August 2014
Musée des Beaux Arts, LYON, France
01 March 2024 - 02 October 2014
Lee Miller
The Great Mother
Funazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Bad Bath Bain – Element der Menschheit
Staatliche Bunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Mitografias. Mois en la Intimidad
Fundacion Canal, Madrid, Spain
01 March 2024 - 01 July 2013
Lee Miller
Woe men – keep going
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
03 February 2017 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Documenta 13
Kassel, Germany
06 September 2012 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Picasso et la Guerre
Musee de l’Armee, Paris, France
04 May 2019 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
Kaye Donachie
Le Plateau, ile-de-France, Paris, France
01 March 2024 - 01 March 2024
Lee Miller
The Last Image, Photography & Death
Berlin Foundation, Berlin, Germany
12 August 2018 - 03 August 2019
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Contact
Lee Miller
Lee Miller Archives
Farleys House & Gallery (Lee Miller's home 1949 to 1977), Farley Farmhouse, Muddles Green, Lewes BN8 6HW, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1825 872 691
images@leemiller.co.uk
www.leemiller.co.uk
Lee Miller
Offer Waterman
17 St George Street, London, W1S 1FJ, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7042 3233
info@waterman.co.uk
www.waterman.co.uk/exhibitions
Lee Miller
Clair Gallery – France
°CLAIR Galerie 1, Rue de la Tour, Saint Paul de Vence, F-06570, France
+33 (0)6 64 75 77 89
info@clair.me
www.clair.me
Lee Miller
Clair Gallery – Germany
°CLAIR Galerie und Kunsthandel ein Unternehmen der Circles GmbH, Franz-Joseph-Str.10, 80801 München, Germany
+49.(0)1 75 83 82 777
info@clair.me
www.clair.me
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Lee Miller
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
www.artic.edu
Lee Miller
New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
www.noma.org
Lee Miller
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK
www.vam.ac.uk
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