Description - Visiting Picasso: Notebooks and Lette by Elizabeth Cowling
Containing previously unpublished, uncensored and on-the-spot observations of Picasso at home and in company, "Visiting Picasso" is a wonderfully vivid, spontaneous and lively record of Roland Penroses' many encounters with the artist and his family, friends and associates, from their first meeting in 1936 to the artists death in 1973. Over seventy photographs, many by Penroses' wife Lee Miller, illustrate the colourful cast of characters, including Dora Maar, Francoise Gilot, Jean Cocteau and Georges Braque, as well as artworks and events described.
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Cowling
Elizabeth Cowling is a renowned Picasso scholar and was co-curator, with John Golding, of the blockbuster 2002 - 3 exhibition 'Matisse Picasso' (Tate Modern, Grand Palais, MoMA). She is currently Reader in History of Art at Edinburgh University. Her book Picasso: Style and Meaning won the 2003 British Academy Book Award.