Nina Hamnett

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Standard Name: Hamnett, Nina
Birth Name: Nina Hamnett
Married Name: Nina Kristian
NH , 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.
Painting of Nina Hamnett by Roger Fry, 1917. She is seated in a wooden chair with a yellow back and pink seat, wearing a long grey-green skirt and a black turtleneck whose sleeves leave her slender forearms bare. Her dark hair is short, with a fringe. Courtauld Institute.
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Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Nancy Cunard
When Nina Hamnett first met Lady Cunard, in the 1920s, she knew her at once by her resemblance to Nancy.
Hamnett, Nina. Laughing Torso. Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1932.
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Friends, Associates Mary Butts
During this time MB became acquainted with Wyndham Lewis and Ford Madox Ford as well as Hamnett and Fry . She was a good friend of the strong feminist Wilma Meikle .
Blondel, Nathalie, and Nathalie Blondel. “Foreword”. Mary Butts: Scenes from the Life: A Biography, McPherson, 1998, p. xv - xix.
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“Mary Butts Papers”. Beinecke Rare Book Room and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Friends, Associates Ethel Mannin
EM entertained frequently at Oak Cottage, the house she bought after separating from her first husband. Visitors included Paul Tanqueray , Louis Marlow , Ralph Straus , Norman Haire , Fenner Brockway , and...
Friends, Associates Dorothy Richardson
The Montparnasse group with whom they visited included Ernest and Hadley Hemingway , Sylvia Beach , Mary Butts , Nancy Cunard , Cecil Maitland , Mina Loy , and Nina Hamnett . Richardson was disappointed...
Friends, Associates Edith Sitwell
Beginning her editorship of Wheels, ES made other friendships, including those with Nancy Cunard , Nina Hamnett (whom she describes as generous and courageous), Walter Sickert (whose generosity and sense of fun she celebrates),...
Friends, Associates Anna Wickham
AW frequented popular Bohemian hangouts such as the Café Royal and, later, the Fitzroy Tavern.
Wickham, Anna. “Introduction”. Selected Poems, edited by David Garnett, Chatto and Windus, 1971, pp. 7 - 11.
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Hepburn, James, Anna Wickham, and James Hepburn. “Anna Wickham: A Memoir”. The Writings of Anna Wickham, Free Woman and Poet, edited by Reginald Donald Smith, Virago Press, 1984, pp. 1 - 48.
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According to her friend David Garnett , she preferred the hard-up to the well-off, the doomed and...
Friends, Associates Anna Wickham
In ParisAW also met Sylvia Beach and Djuna Barnes , among others.
Hepburn, James, and Anna Wickham. “Preface”. The Writings of Anna Wickham, Free Woman and Poet, edited by Reginald Donald Smith and Reginald Donald Smith, Virago Press, 1984, p. xix - xxiii.
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A brief encounter with Ezra Pound inspired the poem Song to Amidon.
Wickham, Anna. “Introduction”. Selected Poems, edited by David Garnett, Chatto and Windus, 1971, pp. 7 - 11.
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Wickham also had a long-lasting friendship with Nina Hamnett .
Occupation Mary Butts
She also sat as a model for various artists (her flaming red hair was an asset in this role), including Nina Hamnett and Roger Fry .
“Mary Butts Papers”. Beinecke Rare Book Room and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Reception Nancy Cunard
NC was also the exemplary subject for painters and photographers—Nina Hamnett (who did a drawing of her for ten guineas at the request of Lady Cunard ),
Hamnett, Nina. Laughing Torso. Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1932.
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John Banting , Eugene MacCown ,...
Residence Stella Benson
During this visit to London, SB met many cultural, political, and social figures, including Wyndham Lewis (who drew a sketch of her), David Garnett , Kingsley Martin , Charles Morgan , Phyllis Bottome ,...
Textual Features Nancy Cunard
Making their first appearance in print are poems written for Valentine Ackland and for Nina Hamnett , and NC 's elegy for Eliot , written a few weeks after his death and only two months...
Travel Mary Butts
After separating from her husband, MB left her daughter Camilla with a friend and went with Maitland to Paris, before embarking with him on further travels. Throughout the 1920s she moved back and forth...

Timeline

31 May 1915
German forces made the first Zeppelin air-raid on London.