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Peridot Press to publish biography of artist Erlund Hudson August 5, 2014

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in New releases, Peridot Press.
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Our imprint Peridot Press is to publish the first biography of the artist Eleanor ‘Erlund’ Hudson, which is now available for pre-order.

The watercolorist and printmaker, who died in 2011 aged 99, was best known for depictions of women at work in the Second World War. Erlund Hudson, A Life by Simon Fenwick will be released on November 10, 2014.

Hudson’s etchings, sketches and watercolours are nearly always concerned with women at work or at rest, in wartime, domestic or ballet scenes.

After a mere 20 years as a professional artist Hudson abandoned painting and became involved in the world of ballet, working as artistic director at the Brooking School of Ballet with Nesta Brooking, her companion of almost 50 years.

Although Hudson’s output as an artist was relatively small, its significance is shown in that her work can now be found in important collections in Great Britain and North America, including the Imperial War Museum.

In this first biography of Eleanor ‘Erlund’ Hudson (1912–2011), Simon Fenwick creates a moving and informative portrait of the woman and the artist during her long life.

The fully illustrated monograph also includes a list of her pictures shown by exhibiting societies during her lifetime.

To order Erlund Hudson, A Life, go to: www.johncattbookshop.com/erlund-hudson-a-life

Any media interested in reviewing the book ahead of publication, should email jbarnes@peridot.co.uk.