Circles and Squares is a portrait of the Hampstead Modernists, threading together the lives, loves, rivalries and ambitions of a group of artists at the heart of an international avant-garde.
In this peaceful, verdant London suburb, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson have embarked on a love affair. Caroline Maclean captures the dazzling circle drawn into their orbit: among them Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Herbert Read and famed émigrés Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, and Piet Mondrian, blown in on the winds of change sweeping across Europe.
The Pram in the Hall
I lent my copy of Barbara Hepworth’s A Pictorial Autobiography to an illustrator friend who, for reasons of distance and diaries, I rarely see. We had been talking about children and creativity and...Read more