Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners 1919-1939
A handsome book exploring garden painting
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. Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners 1919-1939 features over 20 artists including Charles Mahoney, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Evelyn Dunbar, John Nash, Nancy Nicholson, Kenneth Rowntree and Winifred Knights.
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.
Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners accompanies a 2020 exhibition at the Garden Museum
- Author: Christopher Woodward
- Paperback: 80 pages | 68 illustrations
- Date published: December 2020
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-1999314552
- Product Dimensions: 23.0 x 16.5 cm