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10th November 2023

 Celia Paul photographed at her studio in London

In Letters to Gwen John (2022), Celia Paul considers “Gwen John’s life as it intersects, or conflicts, with mine", and explores the overlaps and similarities in their relationships with famous men (Rodin and Lucian Freud), the deliberate absence of domestic comforts, and their total dedication to painting. This review explains the immense influence of Gwen John on Celia Paul.

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