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"For the first 30 years of her life, Hodgkins trained and worked as a colonial Impressionist, but she yearned for more, and sought to "measure [herself] against the moderns".'

Frances Hodgkins (1869–1947) was a painter of landscapes and still lifes who became a leading figure in the British avant-garde movement of Modernism.

Originally from New Zealand, it was in Europe, and later Britain, where Hodgkins developed her recognisable style and palette, moving away from Impressionism to embrace the colours and techniques of Modernism. A brief period of textile design consolidated the inclusion of pattern in her later work, and in merging still life and landscape, her work became revered for her unique contribution to Modernism.

Samantha Niederman introduces Hodgkins’ work in this highly informative introduction to the artist and shows her work would come to influence a whole generation of British artists, the impact of which can still be seen today. Examples of Hodgkins' work can be found in the national collections of museums and galleries around the world, including Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Gallery of Canada and Tate, London.

Book Details
64 page hardback with 30+ colour illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-9160416-1-5
Published by Eiderdown Books, September 2019

About the author
Samantha Niederman is an independent curator. Her research for her PhD at the University of York examined the Romantic Modernist pictoral language of Frances Hodgkins and Cedric Morris. Samantha has previously held the position of Curatorial Assistant at the Norton Museum of Art, where she contributed research and assisted with the organisation of the exhibition 'O'Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York'. She received an MA University College of London, an MLitt from the University of Glasgow and a BA in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University.

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