Eileen Mayo (Modern Women Artists #8)

ISBN: 9781916041684
Artist(s): Eileen Mayo
Author(s): Sara Cooper
Format: hardback
Year published: 2022
Publisher: Eiderdown Books
Total Pages: 64
Illustrations: Colour throughout


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Eileen Mayo (1906–94) was a dedicated and multi-talented artist – at once a painter, print-maker, tapestry designer, engraver and illustrator, who also successfully turned her hand to wood-engraving, calligraphy, lithography and lino-cutting. Her role as an artist’s model – for Laura Knight, Dod Proctor and others – sparked a lifetime’s dedication to her work, which would in turn win international acclaim and lead to a successful career over many decades.

Mayo was enraptured by the natural world she saw around her; the flora, fauna and people she encountered proved a constant source of inspiration, both in England in the 1930s to 1940s, and later in her adopted homelands of Australia and New Zealand.

This book charts Mayo’s extraordinary oeuvre, introducing this all-but-forgotten name to a new generation, and celebrating the artistic legacy she left behind.


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