Denise Hooker

Denise Hooker is a London-born writer and art historian. Her book Nina Hamnett: queen of bohemia  is a biography of the painter, art world personality and muse Nina Hamnett (1890-1956). It was chosen as one of the Books of the Year by the Observer and the Spectator. The Sunday Times praised it as ‘an extraordinary and remarkable book’. She was Series Consultant to the Anglo-American Channel 4/PBS television series Art of the Western World and edited the accompanying book. She has recorded in-depth interviews with British sculptors for the National Life Stories: Artists’ Lives oral history project based at the British Library.  She worked as a researcher and assistant to the American writer and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. A graduate of York University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, she is currently working on a novel.

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