Ben Hartley, who lived a solitary life in Devonand made little effort to sell his work, was an outstandingly gifted painter who sought nothing but obscurity. But he spent his life making pictures of beautiful, vivid colour, humour and a feeling of joy touched with poignancy. This first monograph on the artist covers the brief story of his very simple way of life, devoted to country life and the art of the French Post-Impressionists, in particular Bonnard and Matisse.
276 x 219mm
60 colour and 80 black & white illustrations