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Nina Hamnett, active during the earlier part of the twentieth century, was primarily a visual artist, but also published two books of memoirs (apparently based on diaries kept at the time) as well as a few art gallery reviews.
14 February 1890 NH was born at her grandparents' home at 3 Lexden Terrace, Tenby, the eldest of her family: she had two brothers and a sister.  Bibliographic Citation link.
6 June 1932 NH borrowed the title of a sculpture by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska for her best-selling book of memoirs, Laughing Torso. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 September 1932 The Times reported that a libel action by Aleister Crowley had compelled the publisher Constable to halt all sales of NH's Laughing Torso. Crowley asserted that anecdotes therein about himself had not a word of truth in them. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 December 1956 NH died in London at the Paddington General Hospital as the result of her recent fall, which may have been suicidal. Bibliographic Citation link.
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