New York: Marie Harriman Gallery, 1935. Original. Pamphlet. Good. Just a hint of shelf wear (small wrinkle at top outer front corner; small smudge to back cover). Copper card, folded, with cornflower blue lettering. No illustrations. "Catalogue" from Bodley's exhibition of 19 landscapes of England and France, shown from March 11-30 1935. Includes the list of works on view and a brief bio. Bodley was the son of English historian, J.E.C. Bodley. As much as any English artist in the first half of the twentieth century, Bodley's life and most resonant art were defined by his experiences in and near France. Though little has been written on his distinctive artistic contribution, it was moulded by a poetic appreciation of ancient architecture and its surrounds, by direct exposure to developments in painting in Europe refracted through a refined English sensibility - and by intense exposure to war. However, in the inter-war period, he was considered amongst the most promising artists of his generation, a painter who bridged a gap between the still vibrant avant-garde approaches issuing from France and a typically guarded English insularity. Though standing apart from important artistic groups emerging in Britain in the 1930s, he was at this time represented by four of the most adventurous galleries in the Western world; by Bernheim Jeune in Paris who held five exhibitions of his work between 1928 and 1934; by Leicester Galleries in London with whom he exhibited first alongside Henry Moore in 1933, and then also in 1935 and 1937; by Marie Harriman Gallery in New York and by Alfred Flechtheim in Berlin. His paintings were purchased by museums across Europe and the USA. Unusually for an English painter shaped by French artistic modernity, he was also a decorated war hero. (The Saleroom).
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