The Legendary Lee Miller


"That was not so much a lecture as a prose poem set to beautiful images."

Andrew Parkin, Poet, Critic and Chairman, Paris DFAS

Antony Penrose tells the amazing story of his mother Lee Miller. Get first-hand knowledge of the legendary photographer, artist, model, war correspondent, chef and human Lee Miller!

The life of Lee Miller, told with reference to those with whom she exchanged creative inspiration – Man Ray, Roland Penrose, Pablo Picasso, David E. Scherman, her father Theodore Miller and her son Antony Penrose.

A definitive view by her son and biographer, this presentation has been acclaimed for its ability to embrace many different levels of the history of art and photography, social commentary and emotional connection with the subject.

It gives an accurate and lasting portrait of a talented and courageous woman who was a free spirit and a trail blazer.


The exhibition Lee Miller: War and Fashion is on display at Preus museum until September 8th 2019.


Antony Penrose, Farleys House, Sussex, England. (Photo: Tony Tree)


Photography day

© Lee Miller Archives, England 2019. All rights reserved
Lee Miller, Gezira Sporting Club, Cairo, Egypt 1938 by Unknown Photographer

The lecture is held at Photography day
Sunday August 18th 2019
15.00 - 16.00

In the Artilleriverkstedet at Karljohansvern in Horten

Admission to Photography day:
NOK 100,-
Free admission for children