(1890 - 1956)
Nina Hamnett was active/lived in United Kingdom, France. Nina Hamnett is known for painting, portraits, landscapes, figures.
Nina Hamnett (1890-1956), was known as the Queen of Bohemia.
She led an extraordinary life; her autobiography 'Laughing Torso' is well worth reading.
While at art school in London, Nina modeled for Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, many of the works can be seen at the Tate including Torso and the Dancer (a later casting is at Kettle's Yard).
She moved to Paris in 1914 and became close friends with Modigliani, Picasso and Cocteau.
On her return to London she lived in Fitzrovia, working for the Omega workshops, making or decorating fabrics, clothes, murals, furniture, and rugs.
Her paintings including portraits, landscapes and figure compositions were influenced in style by her more famous friends and she exhibited in London particul ... Displaying 750 of 806 characters.