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Letters to Gwen John

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'A quiet, musing, moving book of imagined letters from one artist to another' - The Times

A fascinating book of imagined correspondence that lays bare the creative process

Celia Paul has felt a lifelong connection to the artist Gwen John.

There are extraordinary parallels in their lives and work. Both have always made art on their own terms. Both were involved with older male artists.

Both worked hard to keep themselves and the sacred flame of their creativity from being extinguished by others. Letters to Gwen John is Paul's imagined correspondence with Gwen John, whose life and work have loomed so large in hers. These intimate, passionate, haunting letters allow Paul to reach across eras, to weigh up the sacrifices she has made, and to explore the rich possibilities of a life apart.

With illuminating insights into the life and work of Gwen John, Letters to Gwen John is a unique form of memoir and conversation, and an unforgettable insight into a life devoted to making art.

One of the Times's Art Book of the Years 2022.

  • Author: Celia Paul
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Date published: April 2022
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781787333376
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 14.4 cm

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