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Hammock
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Courtauld

Hammock 1913–1914

Helen Saunders (1885–1963)

The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)
Painter of abstracts and still life, born in Croydon, Surrey. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1906–7, and Central School of Arts and Crafts. Her early work was abstract, but shortly after World War I she moved towards a naturalistic style. She showed with Frank Rutter’s AAA from 1912; LG 1916; and latterly with Holborn Art Society in London, near to where she lived. She was a signatory of the Vorticist Manifesto in Blast No. 1, contributed to the Vorticist show in 1915 and was represented in the Twentieth Century Art exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1914. Tate Gallery holds several examples of her abstract style. Ashmolean Museum in Oxford held a survey show in 1996.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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