by Ella Van Kuren
Ella Van Kuren is a 15-year-old student and Peoria High School. She enjoys art, music, and sleep. She hopes to improve her art skills greatly and continue to create as long as possible.
Leonora Carrington was one the longest surviving artists of the surrealist movement. She was born into a rich family in Britain and was expected to marry a wealthy person. However, she wanted to do more. Carrington faced sexism in the artist community. Additionally, her family put her in a mental asylum where she was forced to lie in her own excrement. Once freed, she moved to Mexico and became a recluse. She made beautiful artworks and sculptures up until her death in 2011.