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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Drawn from Life
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'Stella Bowen’s self-portrait in the Art Gallery of South Australia has long haunted me. Something in the intensity of her stare always makes me seek it out. Bowen grew up in middle class comfort in North Adelaide before the First World War. She sailed for England in 1914 and never came back. Studying painting and meeting the novelist Ford Madox Ford, she lived with him in poverty in England and France. They had a daughter and settled in Paris where Bowen found herself in the epicentre of modernism; Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, T.S. Eliot ate at her table.' (Introduction)

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