Not to be missed
Frances Mary Hodgkins is arguably New Zealand’s leading expatriate artist. Her works capture the spirit of an era greatly influenced by Impressionism, en plein air painting, Post-Impressionism and Fauvism - from Matisse to the German impressionists. During her time in Britain she became one of the leaders of the English avant-garde movement. She travelled extensively and evolved her style as seen here, from impressionistic watercolours to her increasingly fluid graphite draughtsmanship. The Welcome Swallow Gallery is proud to add to the critical appreciation and history of Frances Hodgkins’ life’s work.
Featured exhibits, from a private collection are; A Cottage Garden (19365), Boys Fishing (1907) and The Croquet Game, Peaslake (1929).