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Sarah LeFanu: Gwen John, 6 September 2001

Gwen John: A Life 
by Sue Roe.
Chatto, 364 pp., £25, June 2001, 0 7011 6695 9
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... glazes – a technique she learned from the Old Masters. After she met Rodin she pursued her interest in the formal aspects of painting and drawing, and in the 1910s her technique changed dramatically as she began to use a chalky impasto applied in a series of small brushstrokes. John Quinn, the American collector, who supported her with regular ...


Alan Bennett: What I Did in 2015, 7 January 2016

... of it surprisingly copious – a large number of hares, for instance, owls, which he tracks, and roe deer which almost track him. It chronicles the inroads made by well-meaning planners and interest groups as they tidy up what they see as mess, laying a cycle path along an old railway line and the threat of a new housing estate always looming. It ends on a ...

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