Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini (1908–1996) was born in Buenos Aires. She spent her childhood and youth in Trieste, then lived in Milan, and in 1931 moved to Paris with which she connected all her further creative life.

In Paris she get acquainted with such artists as Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, a poet and an artist Max Jacob, a poet Paul Eluard, a philosopher and a writer George Bataille and the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Having entered the artistic group of surrealists and participating in their exhibitions she nevertheless kept independence.

Leonor Fini was engaged in painting, graphics, design, literature, worked in theater and cinema. A series of twenty two etchings named «Council of Love» was published by Pierre Argillet in 1972.

Images of the artist are graceful, refined and has ominous beauty something related to Fini’s own appearance. Julian Levi, an American art dealer told about her, «Her grace is angelic, her look is devilish».