"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

 

BOYS FISHING

Boys Fishing is most likely to have been completed by Hodgkins during her stay in Holland between 1907-1908. At the turn of the twentieth century, Holland, like Concarneau in Brittany, remained a popular location among artists who praised its rusticated purity that was seen to be an oasis amid the oppressive nature of British and French industrialisation. 
 

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FOLLOWING FRANCES

Every year during his trip to England Jonathan makes time to seek out a location or two where Frances Hodgkins lived and painted. Following Frances is a series of vignettes which will present original paintings by Hodgkins alongside photographs taken by Jonathan of the same view or location in the present day.

 

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