CLARE LEIGHTON the growth and shaping of the artist-writer



Pewsey, Wiltshire: the Estate of Clare Leighton, 2009.

Edited by David Leighton, the artist’s nephew. Foreword by Simon Brett. Drawn from Clare Leighton’s diaries, lectures, reminiscences, essays and memoirs this assemblage is the next best thing to an autobiography; touching on art, education, gardening, life and happiness. 11 X 8.5 ins. 80 pp. Paper covers with wood engraving by the artist on upper cover. Illustrated with over 30 of Clare Leighton’s wood engravings chosen on the basis that they are specifically mentioned in the text. Some of them are reproduced here for the first time. Frontispiece photograph of the artist at work on a wood block. As new.

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