Subtlety and Strength: The Drawings of Dora Gordine

Subtlety and Strength: The Drawings of Dora Gordine

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This richly illustrated study is the first on the subject and complements the first ever Gordine Retrospective Exhibition, as well as the wide-ranging monograph Dora Gordine: Artist, Sculptor, Designer. It includes more than forty of Gordine’s finest drawings, the majority of which have never before been reproduced, as well as a selection of works by famous contemporaries such as Aristide Maillol, Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore. Illuminating and accessible chapters informed by the latest research explore her striking portraits of the famous, her evocative studies of exotic individuals from Southeast Asia, and the studies she made for her public commissions.


Jonathan Black is Senior Research Fellow in History of Art at Dorich House Museum, Kingston University. He is the author of books including Edward Wadsworth: Form, Feeling, and Calculation: The Complete Paintings and Drawings (2006) and Dora Gordine: Sculptor, Artist, Designer (2008), and numerous articles.

Fran Lloyd is Professor of History of Art at Kingston University. She has published widely on sculpture in Britain, contemporary visual culture, and feminist art practice, including contributions to Carl Plackman, Sculpture, Drawing and Writing (2007) and Dora Gordine: Sculptor, Artist, Designer, among others.

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