Hugh Blaker: Doing his Bit for the Moderns

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dc.contributor.author Meyrick, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-07T10:08:57Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-07T10:08:57Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Meyrick , R 2004 , ' Hugh Blaker: Doing his Bit for the Moderns ' Journal of the History of Collection , vol 16 , no. 2 , pp. 173-189 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0954-6650
dc.identifier.other PURE: 81821
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/906
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/906
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/oup/hiscol/2004/00000016/00000002/art00173 en
dc.identifier.uri http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/16/2/173 en
dc.description Meyrick, Robert, 'Hugh Blaker: Doing his Bit for the Moderns', Journal of the History of Collections (2004) 16(2):173-189 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract Nowadays Hugh Blaker is remembered only as adviser to Gwendoline and Margaret Davies of Gregynog; it was his taste that influenced the sisters in the formation of their renowned collections of nineteenth-century French art, which they bequeathed to the National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff. The role of consultant has, however, overshadowed his many other activities; he was also a painter, writer, art critic, museum curator, collector, dealer in Old Masters and, against overwhelming public opinion, an indefatigable advocate of avant-garde tendencies in art. Blaker, passionate and opinionated, ridiculed official conservatism and was an ardent supporter and promoter of young artists: ‘I am trying to do something for the moderns’, he protested, ‘but they won't let me!’ This article examines his significant, and as yet largely unrecognized, contribution to the course of art history in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century. en
dc.format.extent 17 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of the History of Collection en
dc.title Hugh Blaker: Doing his Bit for the Moderns en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhc/16.2.173
dc.contributor.institution School of Art en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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