Themerson Estate, 2019
In 1980 the late British art critic and historian Nick Wadley befriended artist Franciszka Themerson (1907–1988), whose work he had admired for many years. This first monograph about the Polish-born painter, illustrator, and print and stage designer introduces her work mainly through his words, gathering together lectures, notes, catalogue introductions, and more. The material covers 60 years of her artistic career, detailing her painting, drawing, reliefs, theatre design, and illustrations for children. More than just a tribute to her extraordinary mastery of the drawn line, it also includes a list of facts and dates which help the reader to understand the artist’s versatility and work.