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Image 1: Ian Hamilton Finlay at Little Sparta, 2013, oil paint on card | Image 2: Alan Rusbridger, 2020, work-in-progress, oil paint and wax on paper, commission: Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies
Yale Centre for British Art | May 9 –  Aug. 11, 2019

Personal Geographies: The Exhibition as Artwork, a film by Wendy Short featuring members of the curation, installation, conservation and invigilation teams for the retrospective exhibition, Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies held at the Yale Center for British Art, May 8 – August 11 2019.

Book: Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies | Yale University Press

Foreword by Amy Meyers, edited and introduced by Elisabeth Fairman with additional essays by Fairman Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies; Hogan A Conversation with My earlier Self, Duncan Robinson Beyond Appearances: Eileen Hogan’s Paintings; Roderick Conway Morris An Artist in Greece; Todd Longstaffe-Gowan The Three Perfections: Eileen Hogan and Urban Space ; and Sarah Victoria Turner Painting Portraits, Recording Lives. ISBN 977-0300-24147-1

Craig Raine ‘Book of the Year, Spectator December 2019

“Hogan is an immensely accomplished painter. Think Dürer’s ‘Das Grosse Rasenstuck’ (‘The Large Piece of Turf’), the first picture to discover charisma in the ordinary, in the unimpressive. Hogan’s paintings are representational without being pedantically literal, swift, fluent, inspired in their choice of subjects, inspired in their laconic solutions, a million miles from academic painting, modest and immensely covetable. ‘Her Painting Apron’ (2017), oil on paper, is unassuming but definitive, a lovely, dirty, unforgettable thing, fixed for ever. The book’s cover shows an impulse-watering sprinkler in urgent action. It is better than David Hockney’s bravura bigger splash — a justly famous capture of the impossibly evanescent. She can do people, too. Adam Phillips, the psychoanalyst, is here, with his Bob Dylan impulse-watering artfully sprinkled hair — painted in 2014, just before it more or less vanished.”

British artist Eileen Hogan, Yale Center for British Art curator Elisabeth Fairman, and Artists’ Lives oral historian Cathy Courtney have a wide-ranging conversation about painting, exhibitions, gardens, poetry, and more.