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D.H. Lawrence Approves the Prospectus for His Privately Printed Book, "Paintings of D. H. Lawrence" He mentions his works of art, many of which were as scandalous as "Lady Chatterly's Lover", by name, including one painted just two days before
1928. 6/3/29. D. H. Lawrence <blockquote><p>This was formerly owned by journalist Virginia Travers, mother of Mary Travers of Peter, Paul, & Mary fame</p></blockquote><p>D.H. Lawrence is regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. He published many novels and poetry volumes during his lifetime, including "Sons and Lovers" and "Women in Love", but is best known for his infamous "Lady Chatterley's Lover". That graphic and highly sexual novel was published in Italy in 1928, but was banned in England until 1960 and the United States until 1959. Amidst the hubbub of Lady Chatterly coming out, Lawrence turned his attention to painting, which had always been an interest of his. It became one of his main forms of expression in the years before his death in 1930.</p><p>In late 1928 he determined to go public with his paintings and began working on a book illustrating them. His book,"Paintings of D. H. Lawrence", was published by Mandrake Press in early 1929 in a limited edition of 500. In June of that year, a London art gallery opened an exhibition of Lawrence's paintings. Almost 13,000 people came to the exhibition, and it was a popular success. But again Lawrence had scandalized society and the media, as most of the paintings showed nude men and women embracing or otherwise communing with themselves and one another in Arcadian landscapes of an abstract character.</p><p>Percy Reginald (Inky) Stephensen was an Australian writer, editor and publisher who had gone to university at Oxford. After graduating with honors in 1927, Stephensen joined Jack Lindsay an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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