Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameAntony PENROSE, 10529
FatherSir Roland Algernon PENROSE CBE , 10519 (1900-1984)
MotherLee MILLER , 10528
Notes for Antony PENROSE
Antony Penrose is the Director of the Lee Miller Archive and The Penrose Collection, which is housed in Farley Farm House, the old Sussex farmhouse his parents used to occupy in the village of Chiddingly, East Sussex, England.


Penrose is the son of the American photographer Lee Miller; his father was Roland Penrose, surrealist artist and poet,who founded the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in 1947, and biographer of Picasso, Miró, Man Ray and Tàpies. Penrose's first career was in agriculture which he interrupted to spend 3 1/4 years driving a Land-Rover around the world with his chums Robert Braden and Peter Comrie, cousin Dominic Penrose and late wife Suzanna.

In 1997 following the death of his mother a cache of her work was discovered in the attic of the family home Farley Farm House in Sussex. It contained some 60,000 negatives, prints and manusctipts which he and Suzanna made the basis of the Lee Miller Archives. This was the beginning of the long task of bringing Lee Miller's work to its present elevation of international prominence.

Antony Penrose has written numerous books, articles and two plays on the subject of his parents and their associates. He is most notable for his book, The Lives of Lee Miller, 1985, Thames and Hudson Ltd.
In addition Penrose lectures widely world wide to museums and photographic societies and is accreddited by NADFAS,[1] lecturing to their societies in UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
He is a director of the Farleys Yard Trust Co. Ltd,[2] which he founded to promote art education in schools. The trust holds the annual Farleys Yard Arts Award for GCSE and A Level work from 12 local comprehensive schools.
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