Kōrero: Culture and recreation in the city

Frances Hodgkins, 'Pleasure garden' (1 o 2)

Frances Hodgkins, 'Pleasure garden'

Frances Hodgkins, born in Dunedin, left New Zealand to study art in London and eventually settled in England. She was influenced by modern expressionist ideas, and when a group of intellectuals in Christchurch purchased this painting and presented it to the city for their collection, the offer was initially rejected on the grounds that the painting was too modernist.

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Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Reference: 69/08
Watercolour by Frances Hodgkins

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - City culture, 1900–1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/25690/frances-hodgkins-pleasure-garden (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010