Winner announced for Barbara Hepworth Drawing Competition

Congratulations to Caroline Greene, who has won a copy of the book The Drawings of Barbara Hepworth, by Alan Wilkinson (£40 hardback). To celebrate the Big Draw this October 2015, we asked you to send in your drawings of human figures, inspired by Barbara Hepworth. The judges were artist and teacher Michael Kirkbride and writer and presenter […]

Barbara Hepworth Drawing Competition

We are delighted to have partnered with the NEAC Drawing School to offer you a drawing competition inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth. The prize will be a copy of the newly published book: The Drawings of Barbara Hepworth by Alan Wilkinson, published by Lund Humphries. £40 Hardback. Info: Create an original drawing inspired […]

Destination St Ives

Michael Bird discusses the unique position of the artists’ colony of St Ives within the history of modernist visual art in Britain. To coincide with several major exhibitions of St Ives artists’ work this summer Lund Humphries is offering special discounts on a wide range of publications on artists linked to this important location. For […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – Looking Back, Looking Forward

Valerie Holman rounds off a year of Lund Humphries anniversary celebrations with a selection of the company’s highlights and successes of the past 75 years. To celebrate 75 years of art publishing, every month this year a Lund Humphries author has focused on a single ‘landmark’ publication from the firm’s long list, bringing to light the stories behind […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – Ben Nicholson Volumes 1 & 2, with introductions by Herbert Read (1948 & 1956)

Benedict Read discusses the two books written by his father Herbert Read on the artist Ben Nicholson in 1948 and 1956 and the wider impact of Lund Humphries’ monographs in this period. The Lund Humphries monographs started with Henry Moore in 1944. This set a format of listing works, plentiful illustrations, an artist’s own writings […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – Barbara Hepworth: Carvings and Drawings, with an Introduction by Herbert Read (1952)

Frances Guy considers the contributions of Barbara Hepworth and Herbert Read to a book which helped to establish Hepworth’s reputation as a key British artist. This was the first major monograph to be published on Barbara Hepworth, at the start of a decade which saw her career develop on the international stage and her sculpture […]

Book of the Week: W. Barns-Graham: A Studio Life by Lynne Green

For many artists who live into their eighties and nineties, retirement isn’t an option. Unless the frailties of old age curtail it, the creative impulse continues, nourished perhaps by a sense of being free of external expectations and demands, and directed by years of experience. Painter and printmaker Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was born in Edinburgh in […]