Leonor
Fini

Leonor Fini, the Argentine-Italian painter, was a visionary of surrealism, creating a world where female strength reigns. If you’re looking for Leonor Fini original prints and editions for sale or would like to sell, request a complimentary valuation and browse our network’s most in-demand works.

Be the first to know

Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about available Leonor Fini works in our network.

Biography

Born in Buenos Aires in 1907, Fini spent most of her life in Europe, where her prodigious talent and fierce independence emerged early on. Raised in Trieste, Italy, Fini displayed an innate inclination towards the arts, foregoing formal training and instead educating herself by visiting galleries and reading extensively. Her early encounters with Italian Renaissance painters would later inform her meticulous technique and affinity for the ethereal.

Fini's journey was marked by a self-directed exploration that led her to Paris in the 1930s, a bustling hub for avant-garde artists. She quickly became an integral part of the Surrealist circle, although she maintained a deliberate distance from any formal affiliations, asserting her creative autonomy. Fini's work during this period was characterised by its striking portrayals of powerful women, often draped in elaborate costumes and set against dreamlike landscapes, an aesthetic influenced by her own flamboyant and theatrical personal style.

Throughout her career, Fini engaged in collaborations and friendships with other artists and intellectuals, including Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico, and Salvador Dalí, which enriched her vision. Her work, however, remained distinctly her own, asserting a singular visual language that defied conventional norms and patriarchal constraints.

Fini's exhibitions and achievements are marked by significant milestones, such as her participation in the 1936 London International Surrealist Exhibition and her first solo show in New York City in 1939. Her artwork garnered acclaim for its technical virtuosity and its provocative exploration of the subconscious.

The legacy of Leonor Fini is enshrined in her impact on the Surrealist movement and beyond. She redefined the portrayal of female subjects, not as passive muses but as potent sovereigns of their own realities. Her influence persists in the realms of fashion, theatre, and literature, where her imaginative spirit continues to inspire new generations.


Google reviews

Alex Thompson

First time user, but they’re very accommodating and helpful. Rebecca made it a really exciting & straightforward experience. Would definitely buy from again

in the last week

Tineke Matt

I can fully recommend My Artbroker, Celine and Jasper were both very helpful... friendly and professional. Thank you both very much.

in the last week

David Phillips

Florence and the entire team at MyArt Broker have been absolutely fantastic! They are incredibly responsive and client oriented, creating a truly bespoke experience. Of course their objective expertise goes without saying but of particular note to me is that they spent the time to get to know me, my interests and tastes, and tailored their suggestions specif...

a week ago

Stewart Bain

Excellent and very helpful. Great company to work with Nice people as well, when selling or buying art . Stewart

a week ago

Dave Green

Selling my Invader Kit through MyArtBroker was so much easier than I expected, with the price I got being more than I anticipated. That is down to Celine & Helena who were so professional, helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. I will definitely use them again when the need arises.

a week ago

Chris Dossett

Excellent service from Florence and the team at My ArtBroker

2 weeks ago

Art for sale

Sell Your Art
with Us

Join Our Network of Collectors. Buy, Sell and Track Demand

Submission takes less than 2 minutes & there's zero obligation to sell
The Only Dedicated Print Market IndexTracking 48,500 Auction HistoriesSpecialist Valuations at the Click of a Button Build Your PortfolioMonitor Demand & Supply in Network Sell For Free to our 25,000 Members

Discover live market data against your collection

The only dedicated prints portfolio management system in the world. Add your collection to track value in real time.

Track demand on our trading floor

Track live demand in works from our artist's portfolios and view access to the works you're looking for.

What to
Invest in Now

Data-driven market commentary on what's driving growth, supply & demand in the Prints and Multiples market.