Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners 1919-1939

Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Christopher Woodward
Format: paperback
Year published: 2020
Publisher: Liss Llewellyn Fine Art
Total Pages: 80
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout


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Between the two world wars there were an exceptional number of artists who gardened, taking their activities as plantsmen and plantswomen as seriously as they took their art. Charles Mahoney shared his unbridled enthusiasm for plants with Edward Bawden, Geoffrey Rhoades, John Nash and Evelyn Dunbar who swapped cuttings with each other by post. Dunbar, along with Mahoney and Nash, even produced books on the subject, while Harry Bush’s oeuvre evolved around painting and repainting his garden in the south west London suburbs. This book accompanies the 2020 exhibition at the Garden Museum (in partnership with Llewellyn Fine Art).


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