Sir Roland Penrose
(1900-1984)

surrealist and Knight Bachelor (from 1966)

Died aged c. 84

Sir Roland Algernon Penrose CBE (14 October 1900 – 23 April 1984) was an English artist, historian and poet. He was a major promoter and collector of modern art and an associate of the surrealists in the United Kingdom. During the Second World War he put his artistic skills to practical use as a teacher of camouflage. Penrose married the poet Valentine Boué and then the photographer Lee Miller.

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Lee Miller 1907-1977 photographer and Sir Roland Penrose 1900-1984 surrealist lived here

23 Downshire Hill, London, United Kingdom where they lived