7 Jun 2011

Du Maurier paintings to go on display

Paintings created by author Daphne Du Maurier are being put on public display for the first time, more than 20 years after her death.

The artworks were created during a turbulent period in her life, and only now have her family allowed the collection to be seen.

BBC news have a video report on their website, which features interviews with Du Maurier's son and Exeter's Professor Helen Taylor (one of our two Reclamation keynotes from back in October).

Helen remarks on Du Maurier's painting as an escape from writer's block, explaining that the author 'went into her little hut in the grounds of Menabilly where she was living, and instead of writing, which is what everyone thought she was doing, she was painting.'

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