The Militant Muse



Categories: , ,


Love, War and the Women of Surrealism.

An elegantly written exploration of the intense, complex and far-reaching female friendships among the Surrealists. Whitney Chadwick charts five intense, far-reaching female friendships among the Surrealists to show how Surrealism, female friendship and the experiences of war, loss and trauma shaped individual women’s transitions from beloved muses to mature artists. Her vivid account includes the fascinating story of Claude Cahun and Suzanne Malherbe’s subversive activities in occupied Jersey, as well as the experiences of Lee Miller and Valentine Penrose at the frontline.

Written by Whitney Chadwick

Published by Thames & Hudson, hardback, 16.5 x 3.3 x 24.1 cm