FINDING FRANCES: MARY KISLER
It’s a big year for the expat artist Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947), an outstanding artist of her generation whose professional life spanned 56 years, and saw her achieve prominence among the avant-garde in England in the 1930s and 1940s, if not at the time in New Zealand. This May, a much-anticipated Auckland Art Gallery exhibition opens, accompanied by the publication Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys, edited by library manager Catherine Hammond and curator Mary Kisler, who has also written Finding Frances Hodgkins, a personal account of tracking the artist’s works to Europe and Morocco. She presents a talk on the stellar modernist.
Supported by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.