Author(s): Joanne Drayton
Frances Hodgkins crossed hemispheres, cultures, epochs and styles. She encouraged young artists and won support from her peers, yet she suffered hurtful dismissals. Art historian Dr Joanne Drayton captures Hodgkins life vividly and displays her achievements in context. The result is a beautiful, compelling book that with its sense of immediacy and intimacy and its full-colour illustrations is indeed a private viewing. First published November 2005.
Joanne Drayton was educated in Christchurch, graduated from University of Canterbury with a PhD in 2000. She is the author of two widely-acclaimed biographies of woman artists: 'Edith Collier: Her Life and Work, 1885-1964' (1999) and 'Rhona Haszard: An Experimental Expatriate New Zealand Artist' (2002), and has curated the recent touring exhibitions of Collier's and Haszard's work. She has published numerous papers on art history, has taught the subject since 1981, and is currently a senior lecurer in art and design history and theory in the School of Design at UNITEC.