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"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 exhibition catalogues to find out more about Frances Hodgkins' life and work. 

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Featured Artwork

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CASSIS QUARRYMAN AND WIFE

Hodgkins’s 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 of the local landscape and people, but to be autonomous artworks that would also serve as inspiration for larger paintings. 

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WORKS AVAILABLE

 

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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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