Divine People: The Art and Life of Ambrose McEvoy (1877-1927)
Artist(s): Ambrose McEvoy
Author(s): Eric Akers-Douglas and Lawrence Hendra
Year published: 2019
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 256
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
Ambrose McEvoy was one of the most modern and daring English society portrait painters of the early 20th century. His quick, confident style of painting drew the attention of many leading society figures, from Winston Churchill to Lady Diana Cooper, and in particular subjects who craved something beyond a simple ‘likeness’ in paint. Despite his success, when McEvoy died unexpectedly at the peak of his career in 1927, his name was soon forgotten. Divine People is the first major written study of McEvoy’s life and work and aims to firmly place this long-neglected artist back into the canon of 20th-century British art.
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