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Finding Frances Hodgkins
Finding Frances Hodgkins

Finding Frances Hodgkins


432 Pages, 5.75 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $48.00 (US $48.00) (CA $45.00)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9780995102972

Rights: US & CA

Massey University Press (Sep 2019)

Price: $48.00


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 with more than 70 artworks, this handsome book sheds new light on Hodgkins’ life, art and social milieu.

Author Biography

Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She has been a curatori 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.