Saturday, May 7, 2016

Victorian Spiritualist Artist Georgiana Houghton Gets UK Exhibition

By Mark Brown
A detail from Glory Be to God by Georgiana Houghton
UNITED KINGDOM---She has been dismissed as an eccentric, amateur artist who claimed to talk to the dead and receive their help with her watercolours. But Georgiana Houghton’s abstract style is beginning to be recognised as being decades ahead of painters in a similar vein such as Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian. Most of the loans for the Courtauld show are coming from the Victorian Spiritualists’ Union in Melbourne, Australia, the proud owner since 1910 of around 35 works by Houghton. She was a trained artist and medium and pioneered the use of drawing as a method of channeling and expressing communications with the dead. [link]

The Eye of God by Georgiana Houghton