Surrealist Painter, Sculptor and Writer Dorothea Tanning Dies at 101

Ms. Tanning in 2010 by Sylvia Plachy

The Dorothea Tanning Foundation has confirmed that American surrealist painter, sculptor and poet Dorothea Tanning died on January 31, 2012 at the age of 101. Tanning, a brilliant artist, writer and the oldest surviving Surrealist, had been married to German painter Max Ernst for thirty years until his death in 1976. In 2011, Graywolf Press had published Coming to That, a book of new poems from Ms. Tanning.

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Portrait of Muriel Levy

via Vulture & Dangerous Minds

images via The Dorothea Tanning Foundation

photos by Lee Miller, Robert Bruce Inverarity and Sylvia Plachy

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff