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Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

Mary Kisler, Catherine Hammond

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A vivid and revealing book focused on the fascinating European journeys of British modernist Frances Hodgkins

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New Zealand-born Frances Hodgkins (1869–1947) arrived in London in 1901 and, by the 1920s, had become a leading British modernist, exhibiting frequently with avant-garde artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. This book explores Hodgkins as a traveller across cultures and landscapes – teaching and discovering the cubists in Paris, absorbing the landscape and light of Ibiza and Morocco, and exhibiting with the progressive Seven & Five Society in London. Complete with a rich visual chronology of the artist’s encounters abroad, alongside over one hundred of Hodgkins’ key paintings and drawings, the book is an illuminating journey that moves us from place to place through the writings of a number of distinguished national and international art historians, curators and critics: Frances Spalding (University of Cambridge, England); Alexa Johnston (Auckland-based writer and curator); Elena Taylor (University of New South Wales, Australia); Antoni Ribas Tur (Ara newspaper, Spain); and Julia Waite, Sarah Hillary, Catherine Hammond and Mary Kisler (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki, New Zealand).


'Rich in colour and vitality … Hodgkins was a consummate and versatile talent with a distinctive vision'
The Lady

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 28.5 x 23.5 cm

Extent: 268 pp

Illustrations: 202

Publication date: 4 July 2019

ISBN: 9780500094181

Contents List

1. Introduction: Locating Frances Hodgkins • 2. Frances Hodgkins and British Modernism, Frances Spalding; Frances Hodgkins: A Chronology • 3. Beginnings: New Zealand to Europe 1890–1914 • 4. Encountering the Modern: Paris 1908–1912 • 5. Frances Hodgkins Indoors: St Ives 1914–1919 • 6. The Experimental Years: England and France 1919–1932

About the Author

Mary Kisler is the senior curator of the Mackelvie Collection, International Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

Catherine Hammond is the research library manager at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and managing editor of Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture.