Why were post World War I British artists preoccupied with the theme of maternity? How did this become the great new subject, especially for sculptors? Anne Middleton Wagner finds the answers to these questions and more in her probing study of the first generation of British modernists, including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Jacob Epstein.
About the Author
Anne Middleton Wagner is professor of modern art, University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux: Sculptor of the Second Empire, published by Yale University Press, and of Three Artists (Three Women): Modernism and the Art of Hesse, Krasner, and O’Keeffe.