Explore The Complete Frances Hodgkins

New Zealand’s leading expatriate artist, Frances Hodgkins (1869–1947) has a reputation forged through her practice in Britain and Western Europe. The Complete Frances Hodgkins is an online catalogue of the artist’s known paintings, watercolours and drawings ranging from 1886 to 1946.

You can search across artworks, and related exhibitions, people and locations. The site also includes digitised and transcribed letters written by Hodgkins, her family and friends, as well as a wide range of related photographs and documents. The catalogue will continue to be updated as new material becomes available.


The Search allows you to look for any words describing an artwork, photograph, letter, or exhibition.

Enter the words you wish to search for. For more specific results: you can search on a phrase using quotes (e.g. "still life"), include a specific word (e.g. +watercolour), exclude a word (e.g. -landscape), or search on part of a word (e.g. paint*). Please see the Help topic on the Search for more details on how to formulate your searches.

Developed by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, this project has been made possible by the generous support of the Stout Trust. It builds on earlier research carried out by Dr Eric McCormick, Dr Rodney Wilson, and numerous writers and researchers on Frances Hodgkins in New Zealand and abroad. The website features research into Hodgkins artwork undertaken by Mary Kisler, Curator Emerita of International Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Kisler is also joint editor of and contributor to Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys and author of Finding Frances Hodgkins.