"I feel that if I had known what was before me, I should never have had the courage to begin."

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Frances Hodgkins is regarded as one of New Zealand's most revered expatriate artists. 

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PAINTINGS

With a career that spanned over 50 years, the works of Frances Hodgkins capture the spirit of an era.

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PUBLICATIONS

View our collection of Frances Hodgkins exhibition catalogues to find out more about her life and work. 

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FEATURED ARTWORK

Cassis Quarryman and Wife
 

Hodgkins’ chalk works express her assuredness in her own skill and reveal an element of experimentation in terms of both subject matter and form. Hodgkins intended her chalk drawings to not be just picturesque examples ... but to be autonomous artworks that would also serve as inspiration for larger paintings. 

 

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