During the 1930s the Danish painter Rita Kernn-Larsen
(1904–1998) was connected to the international surrealist
movement and participated in some of its seminal exhibitions in
Paris, London and New York. Nevertheless, her work has not been
properly included in academic art historiography. She shares the
fate of other female surrealists whose work became recognised only
recently. This essay maps out Kernn-Larsen’s activities
connected to the surrealist movement and discusses her status.