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 Frances Mary Hodgkins  (1870 - 1947)

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Frances Hodgkins (b. 1870 / d. 1947)

Frances Hodgkins was born on April 28, 1870 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  

Hodgkins, along with he sister Isabel, she studied at "Braemar House."  Initially, Frances talents were overshadowed by her sister’s accomplishments.  Hodgkins only produced a handful of landscapes in New Zealand.  Dating from 1886, Hodgkins produced her earliest know works of charcoal sketches of relations and human figure.

In Christchurch and Dunedin, 1890 Hodgkins began exhibiting at art societies such works as: Girl Feeding Poultry (1890) and Portrait of Ethel McLaren (1893).  At the home of her family in semi-rural, Cranmore Lodge, she began recording the people and activities there.  With emphasis on anecdote and sentiment Hodgkins formed her taste by Victorian pictorial conventions with their emphasis on anecdote and sentiment.

Leaving Dunedin in 1890 to 1901, Hodgkins studied in Europe working in England, France, Holland and Morocco.  Her painting Head of an Old Woman won her the "New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts" in 1895.  Hodgkins had her first solo show in 1907 in London.  During 1911 and 1912, she taught at "Colarossi’s Academy" in Paris.

In 1929 she joined the Seven and Five Society and exhibited alongside artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore.  Despite suffering from acute bouts of rheumatism and bronchitis, Hodgkins continued to paint well into her 70s.

A few weeks before her 78th birthday, Hodgkins was admitted to Herrison House, a psychiatric hospital in Dorset, on March 22. 1947 suffering from terminal illness.  Hodgkins died on May 13, 1947.
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