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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sylvia Plath's Drawings

Visual Arts Sylvia Plath's Never-Before-Exhibited Drawings 
would have been Sylvia Plath's 79th birthday, had she not committed suicide
at age 30. Although the literary legend is best known for her
semi-autobiographical novel*The Bell Jar* and the posthumously published
collection of poetry *Ariel*, as her daughter Freida Hughes explains, "her
passion for art permeated her short life." After abandoning the vibrant,
complex paintings she made during her years as an art student, Plath
continued to draw compulsively and illustrate her writing, deriving pleasure
and inspiration from the craft. Now, for the first time, 44 pen and ink
drawings by Plath will be on view at the Mayor Gallery in London. See a
selection of works from *Sylvia Plath: Her Drawings and Dadamaino: Volumes* in
the gallery. Read more

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