Carrington born in Lancashire, England in 1917 used myth, folktales, the occult and religious ritual in her work. She studied in London and was at the 1936 Surrealism Exhibition in London. She met Max Ernst at that exhibit and moved to Paris with him where she became part of Andre Breton's Surrealist circle.
The surrealist bent of her pieces is easy to see, they have an ethereal, dreamlike quality. And dreams always fascinated the Surrealists (watch any Bunuel movie if you don't believe me).
Her work is held in numerous prestigious museums around the world. Indeed her first piece, The Inn of the Dawn Horse (Self-Portrait) is held in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Garber is from New York and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts in 2007. Her work has been exhibited widely in Europe and the USA and has been featured in numerous publications including the NY Times, Spin and more. She has not run off to Paris with Max Ernst (in part because he is dead).
Tanning was born in Illinois in 1910, her ethereal, colorful work is held in the collections of over 50 museums including: The Museum of Modern Art (NYC) the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Tate Modern and Centre Georges Pompidou. She passed away at the age of 101 in 2012.