Art – Biography and memoir

We have a broad list of art books to suit a range of tastes and interests, from monographs and exhibition catalogues to anthologies and illustrated biographies.

Paul Gauguin’s Intimate Journals

Paul Gauguin
Preface by Emile Gauguin

March 2019


A beautiful facsimile of the first English translation of Gauguin’s frank and entertaining memoir, written just before he died, in which he reveals his innermost thoughts on art, life and love.

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The Art of Rodin

Introduction by Louis Weinberg

July 2018 (first publ. 1918)


A beautiful clothbound centenary facsimile of a rare early book on the father of modern sculpture.

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The Art of Aubrey Beardsley

Preface and introduction by Arthur Symons

April 2018 (first publ. 1918)

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A beautiful clothbound centenary facsimile of the first definitive book on the work of one of the most controversial and influential artists of the Aesthetic and Art Nouveau movements.

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59 Paintings

In which the artist considers the process of thinking about and making work

Paul Winstanley

April 2018


An exquisitely designed and singular book presenting an acclaimed artist’s personal view about how paintings are conceived, made and interpreted.

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Becoming Henry Moore

Edited by Hannah Higham
Texts by Sebastiano Barassi, Tania Moore, Jon Wood

July 2017


A gorgeous book exploring the formative years of the young Henry Moore and his emergence as an iconic modern sculptor of international repute.

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Fahrelnissa Zeid

Painter of Inner Worlds

Adila Laïdi-Hanieh

June 2017


The extraordinary story of the life and work of the first female modern Turkish-Jordanian painter and a pioneer of twentieth-century abstraction.

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Could Have, Would Have, Should Have

Inside the World of the Art Collector


Tiqui Atencio

October 2016


A lively account of a lifelong activity seen variously as a heroic commitment or a crazy sickness.

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On Being An Artist

Michael Craig-Martin

April 2015


A unique mix of memoir, personal manifesto, and advice for the aspiring artist from Michael Craig-Martin, one of the most influential teachers of recent decades, who has nurtured two generations of British artists.

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Incredible Tretchikoff

Boris Gorelik

July 2013

e-book £9.99 / £8.32

Published to coincide with the centenary of his birth, this book tells the enthralling story of this flamboyant and controversial artist from his humble beginnings to the highs and lows of later life.

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