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UNITY SPENCER: LUCKY TO BE AN ARTIST. Unicorn Press, London, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 240 pp. with 198 ills. (123 col.). 25 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781910065600 In English.
Publisher's description: Stanley Spencer's 1937 painting of his wife and daughter, Hilda, Unity, and Dolls is famous both as a painting and as the complicated public face of a difficult, even unpleasant family story. A few years before, Spencer had left his wife Hilda and daughter Unity for a new lover, a painter whom he would go on to marry -- and eventually learned was a fraud. Hilda, Unity, and Dolls depicts the women he had left behind, more or less at the moment when Hilda rejected reconciliation. This book tells that story -- and much, much more -- from Unity's perspective. An engaging, moving, and surprisingly light-hearted account of a life that had its share of sorrow, Lucky to Be an Artist is an account of an unconventional family and the birth of an artist, a tale of a woman who refused to be held back by early trauma and insisted on forging her own artistic path.
Artist(s):Spencer, Unity; Spencer, Stanley
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1945 — Painting, (Auto)Biography — Women Artists
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167076
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