Artist talk as part of Rozanne's current Reflections exhibition
Born in the naval town Portsmouth in 1931, Rozanne Hawksley was a wartime evacuee and grew up at a time when many were mourning those who never returned from the sea. She has drawn from that and other personal experiences in her work. Having trained at the Royal College of Art in the 1950s, when she became part of the group that included Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon and John Minton, she moved to America. Whilst there, Rozanne undertook commissions for Eleanor Roosevelt and the Kennedy family, and also designed for the Women's Home Industries, the post-war project created by Lady Reading.