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Leonor Fini (1908 - 1996)

Born in Argentina, Leonor Fini settles in Milan in 1925 and begins painting. In 1937, the artist moves to Paris where she makes friends with the members of the Surrealist movement such as André Breton, Max Ernst and Victor Brauner and attends the parties of the Noailles. Although she delivers art works inspired by the dreamlike aesthetic of the Surrealist group, Leonor Fini refuses to officially join the movement. In the meantime, the painter has also become a major figure of Parisian life, remarked by her extravagant outfits and her intriguing beauty that many photographers such as Erwin Blumenfeld and Lee Miller immortalized. The painter of cats and women in a strong erotic feel, Leonor Fini finally retired from the Surrealist environment and the surroundings of a misogynistic André Breton who believed women could not hold a central position in art.

Tags / Leonor Fini - Argentinean Artist - Paris - 1950s - Muses - It Women - Painter - Beauty
Leonor Fini by the Studio Harcourt, 1962
Leonor Fini by the Studio Harcourt, 1962
Leonor Fini by Dora Maar, 1936
Leonor Fini by Dora Maar, 1936
Leonor Fini and André Pieyre de Mandiargues in Trieste by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1933
Leonor Fini and André Pieyre de Mandiargues in Trieste by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1933
Leonor Fini, 1928
Leonor Fini, 1928
Leonor Fini by Dora Maar, 1936
Leonor Fini by Dora Maar, 1936
Leonor Fini, 1951
Leonor Fini, 1951
Leonor Fini by Wanda Wulz, 1928
Leonor Fini by Wanda Wulz, 1928
Leonor Fini, 1936
Leonor Fini, 1936
Leonor Fini by Georges Platt Lynes, 1936
Leonor Fini by Georges Platt Lynes, 1936
Leonor Fini by Dora Maar, 1936
Leonor Fini by Dora Maar, 1936
Leonor Fini by Eddy Brofferio, 1966
Leonor Fini by Eddy Brofferio, 1966
Leonor Fini by Eddy Brofferio, 1966
Leonor Fini by Eddy Brofferio, 1966
Harper's Bazaar cover by Leonor Fini, 1947
Harper's Bazaar cover by Leonor Fini, 1947
Leonor Fini and Konstanty A. Jeleński in Nonza (Corsica) by Richard Overstreet, the 1970s
Leonor Fini and Konstanty A. Jeleński in Nonza (Corsica) by Richard Overstreet, the 1970s
Anna Magnani and Leonor Fini, 1969
Anna Magnani and Leonor Fini, 1969
Leonor Fini by Eddy Brofferio, 1975
Leonor Fini by Eddy Brofferio, 1975
Leonor Fini by Denise Colomb, 1952
Leonor Fini by Denise Colomb, 1952
Leonor Fini by Roger Vadim, 1955
Leonor Fini by Roger Vadim, 1955
Leonor Fini by Arturo Ghergo, ca. 1944
Leonor Fini by Arturo Ghergo, ca. 1944
Leonor Fini by Denise Colomb, 1952
Leonor Fini by Denise Colomb, 1952
André Pieyre de Mandiargues, stranger, Federico Veneziani, Leonor Fini and stranger, 1939
André Pieyre de Mandiargues, stranger, Federico Veneziani, Leonor Fini and stranger, 1939
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1965
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1965
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1965
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1965
Leonor Fini, Tête de Jeune Fille, 1970, lithograph on arches, 64.7 x 49.5 cm
Leonor Fini, Tête de Jeune Fille, 1970, lithograph on arches, 64.7 x 49.5 cm
Leonor Fini, Sergio Gajardo and a stranger in Torre San Lorenzo (Italy), 1952
Leonor Fini, Sergio Gajardo and a stranger in Torre San Lorenzo (Italy), 1952
Leonor Fini at her home in Paris by Martine Franck, 1981
Leonor Fini at her home in Paris by Martine Franck, 1981
Leonor Fini by John Phillips for LIFE, 1947
Leonor Fini by John Phillips for LIFE, 1947
Marie-Laure de Noailles and Leonor Fini by Brassaï, 1940's
Marie-Laure de Noailles and Leonor Fini by Brassaï, 1940's
Gala, Salvator Dalì, Leonor Fini, André Pieyre de Mandiargues by Stanislao Lepri, 1940
Gala, Salvator Dalì, Leonor Fini, André Pieyre de Mandiargues by Stanislao Lepri, 1940
Leonor Fini by Dora Maar, 1937
Leonor Fini by Dora Maar, 1937
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1965
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1965
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1965
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1965
Leonora Carrington and Leonor Fini by Denise Colomb, 1952
Leonora Carrington and Leonor Fini by Denise Colomb, 1952
Leonor Fini at her home in Paris by Martine Franck, 1981
Leonor Fini at her home in Paris by Martine Franck, 1981
Leonor Fini, 1970s
Leonor Fini, 1970s
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1967
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1967
Brigitte Bardot and Leonor Fini before going to the Bal Surréaliste at Château de Ferrières in Paris, 1972
Brigitte Bardot and Leonor Fini before going to the Bal Surréaliste at Château de Ferrières in Paris, 1972
Leonor Fini in her studio in Paris by Karl Heinz Bast, 1976
Leonor Fini in her studio in Paris by Karl Heinz Bast, 1976
Leonor Fini disguised as Aubrey Beardsley creature by André Ostier, 1951
Leonor Fini disguised as Aubrey Beardsley creature by André Ostier, 1951
Leonor Fini by André Ostier, 1947
Leonor Fini by André Ostier, 1947
Leonor Fini by Andre Ostier 1951
Leonor Fini by Andre Ostier 1951
Leonor Fini by  Carl Van Vechten, 1936
Leonor Fini by Carl Van Vechten, 1936
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1965
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1965
Leonor Fini by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1960
Leonor Fini by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1960
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1967
Leonor Fini at the monastery of Nonza in Corsica by Eddy Brofferio, 1967
Leonor Fini, ca. 1931
Leonor Fini, ca. 1931
Leonor Fini by John Phillips for LIFE, 1947
Leonor Fini by John Phillips for LIFE, 1947
Leonor Fini by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1938
Leonor Fini by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1938
Leonor Fini by Andre Ostier, 1948
Leonor Fini by Andre Ostier, 1948
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1932
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1932
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961
Leonor Fini by Eddy Brofferio, 1975
Leonor Fini by Eddy Brofferio, 1975
Leonor Fini, ca. 1928
Leonor Fini, ca. 1928
Leonor Fini in her studio in Paris, 1952
Leonor Fini in her studio in Paris, 1952
Leonor Fini by John Phillips for LIFE, 1947
Leonor Fini by John Phillips for LIFE, 1947
Leonor Fini by Lee Miller, 1939
Leonor Fini by Lee Miller, 1939
Leonor Fini by Louis Joyeux, 1967
Leonor Fini by Louis Joyeux, 1967
Leonor Fini and Stanislao Lepri, ca. 1946
Leonor Fini and Stanislao Lepri, ca. 1946
Federico Veneziani, stanger and Leonor Fini in Monte Carlo, ca. 1941
Federico Veneziani, stanger and Leonor Fini in Monte Carlo, ca. 1941
Leonor Fini in her studio rue in Paris by Cecil Beaton, 1961
Leonor Fini in her studio rue in Paris by Cecil Beaton, 1961
Federico Fellini and Leonor Fini, ca. 1970
Federico Fellini and Leonor Fini, ca. 1970
Leonor Fini, with her parents (on the left) and her father's family in Buenos Aires, 1907
Leonor Fini, with her parents (on the left) and her father's family in Buenos Aires, 1907
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1933
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1933
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1933
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1933
Leonor Fini, André Pieyre de Mandiargues by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1932
Leonor Fini, André Pieyre de Mandiargues by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1932
Leonor Fini, Le Sommeil Aveugle, 1974, lithograph, 65 x 50 cm
Leonor Fini, Le Sommeil Aveugle, 1974, lithograph, 65 x 50 cm
Leonor Fini in Nonza (Corsica), ca. 1957
Leonor Fini in Nonza (Corsica), ca. 1957
Leonor Fini and Leonora Carrington by Denise Colomb, 1952
Leonor Fini and Leonora Carrington by Denise Colomb, 1952
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1946
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1946
Leonor Fini in Nonza (Corsica), ca. 1964
Leonor Fini in Nonza (Corsica), ca. 1964
Leonor Fini and her parents in Argentine, 1907
Leonor Fini and her parents in Argentine, 1907
Leonor Fini, ca. 1913
Leonor Fini, ca. 1913
Leonor Fini, Le Dernier Rendez-Vous, etching, 74 x 50 cm
Leonor Fini, Le Dernier Rendez-Vous, etching, 74 x 50 cm
Leonor Fini by André Ostier, 1949
Leonor Fini by André Ostier, 1949
Leonor Fini and Leonora Carrington by Denise Colomb, 1952
Leonor Fini and Leonora Carrington by Denise Colomb, 1952
Leonor Fini with her set Le Rêve de Leonor, photographed by André Ostier, 1949
Leonor Fini with her set Le Rêve de Leonor, photographed by André Ostier, 1949
Leonor Fini, 1934
Leonor Fini, 1934
Leonor Fini, 1925
Leonor Fini, 1925
Leonor Fini in Torre San Lorenzo (Italy), 1952
Leonor Fini in Torre San Lorenzo (Italy), 1952
Leonor Fini in her studio in Paris by Horst P. Horst, 1946
Leonor Fini in her studio in Paris by Horst P. Horst, 1946
Léonor Fini and Yves Klein, 1961
Léonor Fini and Yves Klein, 1961
Leonor Fini, L'Ange de L'Anatomie, 1949, lihograph, 75.5 x 55.5 cm
Leonor Fini, L'Ange de L'Anatomie, 1949, lihograph, 75.5 x 55.5 cm
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1933
Leonor Fini by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1933
Leonor Fini's cats by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961
Leonor Fini's cats by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961
Malvina Fini and Leonor Fini by Richard Overstreet at the Parc de Saint-Cloud in Paris, 1970
Malvina Fini and Leonor Fini by Richard Overstreet at the Parc de Saint-Cloud in Paris, 1970
Leonor Fini in her studio in Paris, 1961
Leonor Fini in her studio in Paris, 1961
Leonor Fini, Malwina Fini and Konstanty A. Jeleński in Venice by Richard Overstreet, 1970
Leonor Fini, Malwina Fini and Konstanty A. Jeleński in Venice by Richard Overstreet, 1970
Leonor Fini , 1930
Leonor Fini , 1930
Stanislao Lepri and Leonor Fini, 1944
Stanislao Lepri and Leonor Fini, 1944
Leonor Fini in Monte Carlo, ca. 1941
Leonor Fini in Monte Carlo, ca. 1941
Stranger and Leonor Fini, 1928
Stranger and Leonor Fini, 1928
Leonor Fini by Carl Van Vechten, ca.1936
Leonor Fini by Carl Van Vechten, ca.1936
Leonor Fini, La Leçon de Puberté, 1976, 67.8 x 52.4 cm
Leonor Fini, La Leçon de Puberté, 1976, 67.8 x 52.4 cm
Leonor Fini, 1970s
Leonor Fini, 1970s
Leonor Fini, 1970s
Leonor Fini, 1970s
Fabrizio Clerici and Leonor Fini in Nonza (Corsica), 1950s
Fabrizio Clerici and Leonor Fini in Nonza (Corsica), 1950s