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Josef Paul Hodin

(1905-1995), Author, art historian and art critic

Sitter in 2 portraits
Born in Prague, he escaped after the Germans invaded Czechoslovakia, joined the Resistance, and served as Press-attaché in London. One of the leading proponents of the Modern Movement, he introduced to this country the work of the German Expressionists, Dadaism, Constructivism and Bauhaus principles. A friend of Moore, Nicholson and Hepworth he was one of the first to champion their work. He became a friend of Herbert Read and Roland Penrose, and was a co- founder and first director of studies and librarian of the ICA. The most important of his theoretical works are The Dilemma of Being Modern (1956) and Modern Art and the Modern Mind (1972).

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Josef Paul Hodin, by Oskar Kokoschka - NPG 6615

Josef Paul Hodin

by Oskar Kokoschka
charcoal, 1964
NPG 6615

Josef Paul Hodin, by Ida Kar - NPG x132528

Josef Paul Hodin

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960s
NPG x132528

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