Prunella Clough: Regions Unmapped


ISBN: 9781848220119
Artist(s): Prunella Clough
Author(s): Frances Spalding
Format: hardback
Edition: -
Year published: March 2012
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 240
Illustrations: Includes 110 colour and 30 b&w illustrations

Author(s) Biographies:

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As the 2007 Prunella Clough exhibition at Tate testified, Clough (1919-1999) was one of the best and most original artists to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century. This book celebrates this female artist’s outstanding contribution to British art providing, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of Prunella Clough’s entire career.

Situating the development of Clough’s art within the trajectory of her life, Frances Spalding explores the key themes and inspirations that informed the artist’s work. Frances Spalding’s unique access to previously unpublished letters, a journal which Clough kept in the late 1940s and notebooks from the artist’s visits around England, ensures that this highly readable artist monograph of Clough’s life and work breaks new ground.

Important themes such as her interest in Surrealism, Neo-Romanticism and Abstract Expressionism, run alongside debates, such as the artist’s position within the English art scene and her critical reception. Her relationship with her aunt, designer and architect Eileen Gray, is given due attention, as are other key alliances in her life.

Prunella Clough: Regions Unmapped will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers, from those with a general interest in the artist and the period to curators, collectors, dealers and academics.


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