Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys


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


ISBN: 9780500094181 Category:

Mary Kisler, Catherine Hammond


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 Tamaki, New Zealand).

Additional information

Weight 1916 g
Dimensions 24.3 x 29.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 4 May 2019
Number of pages 268
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.3 x 29.1 cm
Weight 1916 g


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Mary Kisler is the senior curator of the Mackelvie Collection of International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She is the author of a number of books including Everyday Miracles: The Art of Stanley Spencer (Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2003) and Angels and Aristocrats: Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections (Random House New Zealand, 2010). Catherine Hammond is the research library manager of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She studied at the University of Auckland before pursuing her MA in Library and Information Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. She has curated a number of archive exhibitions including Collective Women: Feminist Art Archives from the 1970s to the 1990s (2017) and contributed essays to the catalogues Modern Paints Aotearoa (2014) and Frances Hodgkins: Forgotten Still Life (2015).