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Frances Hodgkins: Textile designs

19 Oct 2013 - 16 Jan 2014

Works on Paper gallery, Level 5, Te Papa

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Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated expatriate painters, but her work as a textile designer is little known. She created these lively images during a brief stint in Manchester, England, in 1925.

Hogkins’ designs have many of the qualities of her art - exuberance, freshness, and a unique sense of colour. They may also have influenced her painting.

In the late 1920s, Hodgkins became increasingly concerned with colour and pattern. Her landscapes and still lifes, exhibited with the experimental Seven and Five Society, presented free-floating motifs in richly decorative compositions. By the time she died, in 1947, she was one of the leading modern painters in England.

See other works by Frances Hodgkins in International Works

Selected Works

Untitled (Textile design no III)

Frances Hodgkins

circa 1925

Untitled (Textile design no IV)

Frances Hodgkins

circa 1925

Untitled (Textile design no I)

Frances Hodgkins

circa 1925

Untitled (Textile design no VI)

Frances Hodgkins

circa 1925

Untitled (Textile design no II)

Frances Hodgkins

circa 1925

Untitled (Textile design no VII)

Frances Hodgkins

circa 1925

Untitled (Textile design no V)

Frances Hodgkins

circa 1925

Untitled (Textile design no VIII)

Frances Hodgkins

circa 1925