From April 14 to August 5, 2012 – Adamson-Eric Museum
The work produced between 1924 and 1933 by Dora Gordine (1895(?)–1991), an artist with a fascinating destiny who was also linked with Estonia, is presented together with interior views of Dorich House, which she designed.
A major exhibition celebrating the colourful life and times of a woman once hailed as one of the finest female sculptors in the world o. This retrospective lifts the lid on sculptor, artist and designer Dora Gordine’s creative genius and flamboyant personality, giving members of the public unparalleled access to her work
Described as fearless, feisty and with a voice like Zsa Zsa Gabor, Latvian-born Gordine first rose to prominence in Paris during the 1920s. Known in her heyday as much for her love of the high life as she was for her phenomenal talent, Gordine travelled the globe before eventually marrying into the aristocracy and settling in Kingston upon Thames in South West London in 1936. She quickly established herself as a darling of the capital’s cultural set, famous for her nude sculptures and stylish dinner parties. All that changed, however, when her husband, scholar the Hon. Richard Hare died suddenly in 1966. Grief-stricken, Gordine withdrew from the social whirl of the capital’s arts scene to become a virtual recluse until her own death in 1991.