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Arthur Jeffress: A Life in Art


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Introduction 1. Virginia and New York 2. Acton and Tobacco 3. Harrow and the Far East 4. Cambridge 5. 1925 and its Consequences 6. Grand Tours 7. A Medley of Extemporanea 8. "The Muff was Particularly Unfortunate" 9. John Deakin and New Homes 10. The Zam Zam Adventure 11. "I Shall Still Be Hungry in the Spring" 12. "What A Lovely War. What Shall I Do At the End of It/" 13. "Tante Cose" 14. Modern Art to Frighten the Horses in Hampshire 15. Erica Brausen 16, The Hanover Gallery 17. "Arthur Jeffress for Painting" 18. Gentle Friends 19. Portrait of Arthur Jeffress 20. Dear Robert, Love Art 21. Private Lives 22. "My Love to the Wife and Kids" 23. Life in Venice 24. Death in Paris 25. At Home in Sunlight

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A biography of the art dealer and collector, Arthur Jeffress, featuring previously unpublished information about his life and death.

About the Author

Gill Hedley worked as a museum curator in three regional museums before organising major exhibitions world-wide for the British Council. Now freelance, she works as a writer, exhibition curator, museum consultant and advisor to a number of individual artists. She will curate an exhibition 'A Complete Portrait of Arthur Jeffress' for Southampton City Art Gallery in early 2020. Gill is the author of Free Seats for All (2018) and Let Her Paint (1988).


Picaresque and tragic by turns, packed full of incident, Gill Hedley has breathed new life into a near-forgotten figure. Soon not to have heard of Arthur Jeffress will be seen as betraying a shameful ignorance of our art historical past. * Robin Muir author of Under the Influence John Deakin, Photography and the Lure of Soho (2014) *

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