Leonora Carrington in her studio (1987). Photographed by Kati Horna.
Carrington (1917–2011), through her paintings and sculptures, often explored notions of femininity in the whimsical, dreamlike style of Surrealism. Carrington was born into an upper-class, Irish-Catholic family in England, but struggled to conform to societal standards. She found refuge in art, and in 1936 she enrolled in new art academy founded by painter Amédée Ozenfant in London.