Two new books

Two new books

On International Womens Day 2024 we are delighted to announce two new books in our much-loved Modern Women Artists series.

MABEL NICHOLSON by Lucy Davies will publish in July and become #11 in the series.

Mabel Nicholson (1871-1918) was a trained artist and a talented portraitist, but her story has been largely overshadowed by the artistic success of the male artists in her family: her husband William Nicholson, her sons Ben and Kit Nicholson, her brother James Pryde.

An exhibition of Mabel Nicholson's work - the first since 1920 - will coincide with the release of this publication, and will be held at the artist's former home The Grange in Rottingdean, East Sussex from 19 July - 31 August 2024.

Lucy Davies is an author and journalist, and the former arts editor at The Telegraph. She has written three books, and is a regular contributor to The Times, BBC Culture, World of Interiors, The Telegraph, the TLS, Prospect, and the V&A magazine.


In September, ITHELL COLQUHOUN by Emma Sharples will become #12 in the series. 

By the time of her death, Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988) was relatively unknown as an artist, perhaps in part because of her earlier expulsion from the 1930s British Surrealist Group for her refusal to renounce her association with the occult.  As a queer woman and a practicing occultist, Colquhoun’s work subsequently became marginalised in mainstream histories of British modernism.

In recent years however, interest in her work has flourished and Colquhoun is now recognised as a proto-feminist who explored and expanded the possibilities of gender, sexuality, and desire in her writing and art work.

This new illustrated mini-monograph will include previously unseen material and unpublished works from the artist's archive. 

Emma Sharples is a freelance writer and PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge where her research focuses on the archive of British artist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun.
















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