Miller, Lee

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Portrait of Lee Miller (click to view image source)
Lee Miller
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Miller, Lee Gender: F
Elizabeth Miller
born on 23 April 1907 at 16:15 (= 4:15 PM )
Place Poughkeepsie, New York, 41n42, 73w55
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°33' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°52 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 04°24'


American photographer who began her career as a model.

In 1929 she moved to Paris where she met and worked for Man Ray. She opened her own studio, specializing in portrait and fashion photography but her real interest was in surreal images. Returning to New York in 1932, she opened a successful studio there. Two years later she married an Egyptian businessman and moved with him to Cairo. During her years there desert scenes captured her attention.

On a trip to Paris in 1937 she met surrealist artist Roland Penrose and eventually moved in with him in London. During WWII she worked as a fashion photographer for Vogue magazine. One of the few female photographers to cover combat during the war, she covered the London bombings and joined up with the US military forces on D-Day and on follow-up campaigns.

She married Penrose in 1947 and thirty years later, July 21, 1977, died of cancer in England at age 70.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the book, "Lee Miller: A Life" (by Carolyn Burke; Knopf, 2005):

"On April 23, 1907, Theodore Miller entered the birth of his daughter, Elizabeth, in his diary, noting the time of day (4:15 p.m.), the place (the Miller home, 40 South Clinton Street, Poughkeepsie, New York), her weight (seven pounds), and the names of those in attendance (Dr. Gribbon and Nurse Ferguson)."


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Vocation : Art : Photography