First published in 1994, Jane Hill’s book came on the market at a time when Dora Carrington’s work was not widely recognised. 'The Art of Dora Carrington' has done much to bring the life and work of Carrington to the attention of art-lovers, particularly those keen to shine a light on often-neglected women artists.
The book is a treat for anyone interested in this complex, enigmatic and talented woman. Carrington was a shy and modest artist, scarcely interested in promoting her work. Her death by suicide meant that for many years her art was almost forgotten, overshadowed by her contemporaries.