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Finding Frances Hodgkins

Finding Frances Hodgkins (Hardback)

By Kisler, Mary

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Warm, insightful, fresh, expert and richly illustrated, this handsome book sheds new light on Hodgkins' life, art and social milieu.

ISBN 9780995102972
Published 1 May 2019 by Massey University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780995102972
ISBN-10 099510297X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Massey University Press
Imprint Massey University Press
Publication Date 1 May 2019
International Publication Date 24 September 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kisler, Mary
Category Individual Artists
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 200mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women painters - Biography - New Zealand, Painters - Biography - New Zealand, Painting, Modern - 20th century, Museum curators - Anecdotes - Travel - New Zealand, England - In art
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.993
Catalogue Code 962997

Description of this Book

When Frances Hodgkins, our most celebrated artist, first left New Zealand in 1901, location became a key factor in her determination to succeed as an artist. In this engaging book, curator Mary Kisler follows in Hodgkins' footsteps through England, France, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Wales to discover the locations in which Hodgkins constantly pushed her exploration of modernism. Warm, insightful, fresh, expert and richly illustrated, this handsome book sheds new light on Hodgkins' life, art and social milieu.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Massey University Press is giving the established players in New Zealand art publishing some stiff competition with their elegantly produced and beautiful books. Even before diving into Mary Kisler's Finding Frances Hodgkins, it's a gorgeous wee thing, conveniently sized for reading on the bus or, appropriately enough, to put in a suitcase and go travelling even further afield. ... Kisler writes with a light touch and includes herself in the narrative without being intrusive, in such a way that getting to know her is a natural and pleasant component of the text and doesn't distract from Fanny H. at all. ... It's also handsomely illustrated with reproductions of Hodgkins' paintings (kudos for keeping those tricky colour values true), illustrative material and Kisler's snaps of the scenery as it is today. I love it. - Andrew Paul Wood, EyeContact

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Author's Bio

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Mary earned her Master's degree in Art History and Italian at the University of Auckland in 1994. She has been a curator at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki since 1998, caring for a collection that spans from c1150 to 1950, a large part of which is European art but which also includes a small collection of Indian miniatures and Japanese ukiyo-e prints. In 2010 Godwit published her book Angels & Aristocrats: Early European Art in New Zealand Public Galleries. In 2019 the Auckland Art Gallery will publish her Hodgkins catalogue raisonnee to accompany a major Hodgkins exhibition.

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