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(1917 - ?)
Carrington began her studies in art at the age of nineteen, when she took painting lessons from Amedee Ozenfant in London. The then met Max Ernst and in 1938, followed him to Paris, where she lived with him and took part in the "Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme. From then on, she was a regular participant in the surrealist movement. She wrote short stories in the English Gothic style, like the collection entitled La Dame ovale (1939), and painted pictures like At the Inn of the Dawn Horse (1942), which reflected this style. She wrote an autobiography En bas, about how she was treated for a case of nervous depression in New York. She then moved to Mexico, which had since influenced her stories and paintings.