Anyone writing about Clausen owes everything to Professor Kenneth McConkey, recently Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Northumbria.
Kenneth has just completed a commissioned history of The New English Art Club and if he gets an offer may write the first book about GC.
The first if one discounts George Clausen in the Contemporary British Artists series edited by Albert Rutherston. Ernest Benn, London, 1923. Charles Scribner, New York, 1923. That book has an introductory essay by “D.H.”, Dyneley Hussey, and 34 black and white plates.
Kenneth has already written the fine catalogue, almost a book, for the 1980 Clausen exhibition organised by Bradford Art Galleries and Museums and Tyne and Wear County Council Museums.
That exhibition was held at: Cartwright Hall, Bradford, 3 May-29 June; Royal Academy, London, 12 July-24 August; Bristol City Art Gallery, 6 September-11 October; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 18 October-30 November.
In 1980 Kenneth was Senior Lecturer in Art History
in the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Anna Gruetzner Robins, whom I’ll refer to, is an authority on the period and Clausen expert in her own right. She is now Reader in History of Art at the University of Reading.