Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Gwen John Find

Quite by chance, Prof. Anna Gruetzner Robins of Reading University in the UK discovered 23 watercolours by Welsh artist Gwen John gathering dust in Princeton University Library. The US university didn't know it held these paintings, which had been given to Arthur Symons by the artist in 1920. American painter and art collector AE Gallatin acquired Symons' papers and the Gwen John watercolours from Symons' widow, then bequeathed them to Princeton in 1951 (title link). They are on display at Princeton in the Firestone Library until 31 December (CLICK).


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