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Frances Hodgkins : a private viewing / Joanne Drayton.

By: Drayton, Joanne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Godwit, 2005Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869621174 (pbk.).Subject(s): Hodgkins, Frances, 1869-1947 | Painters -- New Zealand -- Biography | Women painters -- New Zealand -- BiographyDDC classification: 759.993
Contents:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary: Frances Hodgkins could be recognised, along with Colin McCahon, as the most internationally significant of any New Zealand born artist to date. She worked with, and was highly regarded by artists like Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ben and Winifred Nicholson, and became one of the leading figures of 20th century British modernism. This book offers the first comprehensive understanding of Hodgkins' significance, critically placing her achievements in the wider context of the worlds of art and design in Britain, New Zealand and Australia. When Frances Hodgkins arrived in London in 1901, her world was on the cusp of change. This biography is about travel, but it is also about an emotional and psychological journey. Across the sketching grounds of Europe, through two world wars, and return visits to New Zealand and Australia, it traces her development as an artist and a woman. Her life increasingly becomes one of artistic innovation, and of progressive and bohemian art circles.
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The life of Frances Hodgkins was full of adventure, involving both physical and artistic journeys in which she crossed hemispheres, cultures, epochs and styles. She took huge risks, had intense focus and exhibited enormous vitality. An encourager of young artists, she attracted ardent, unstinting support herself, yet she also suffered hurtful dismissals. Hodgkins worked with and was highly regarded by such well-known artists as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ben and Winifred Nicholson - and she became a leading figure of twentieth century British Modernism. She is one of the most internationally significant New Zealand-born artists to date. In FRANCES HODGKINS: A PRIVATE VIEWING, art historian Dr Joanne Drayton captures Hodgkins's life vividly, drawing on the artist's extensive correspondence with close friends and family on the other side of the world. She critiques individual works (many shown here in full colour) and surveys Hodgkins's entire career, displaying her unique achievements in their proper international context.The result is a beautiful, compelling and highly readable book that is indeed a private viewing: it offers a sense of immediacy and intimacy and yet also the first comprehensive exploration of Frances Hodgkins.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 294-297) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliography (p. 294-297) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Frances Hodgkins could be recognised, along with Colin McCahon, as the most internationally significant of any New Zealand born artist to date. She worked with, and was highly regarded by artists like Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ben and Winifred Nicholson, and became one of the leading figures of 20th century British modernism. This book offers the first comprehensive understanding of Hodgkins' significance, critically placing her achievements in the wider context of the worlds of art and design in Britain, New Zealand and Australia. When Frances Hodgkins arrived in London in 1901, her world was on the cusp of change. This biography is about travel, but it is also about an emotional and psychological journey. Across the sketching grounds of Europe, through two world wars, and return visits to New Zealand and Australia, it traces her development as an artist and a woman. Her life increasingly becomes one of artistic innovation, and of progressive and bohemian art circles.

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