London: John Murray, 1989. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's blue paper-covered boards, spine gilt, origina; illustrated dust jacket.
Biography of English painter and decorative artist Dora Carrington, by author and academic Gretchen Garzina. Caricatured in novels by Wyndham Lewis, D.H. Lawrence, and Aldous Huxley, the peripheral Bloomsbury member had, prior to this work, largely been known for her tortured relationship with Lytton Strachey that resulted in her death by suicide. Exploring her early life and artistic career—she was known for rarely exhibiting her work, even hiding it from friends and loved ones—while examining letters, diaries, and sketches, Gerzina provides her reader with an illuminating and sympathetic account of a woman worth admiring in her own right, rather than through her associations with fellow artists. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white reproductions of Carrington’s paintings, drawings, doodles, alongside personal photographs; with endnotes and an index. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #2884