Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Daphne Du Maurier Paintings Will Be Displayed

Millions of readers have loved Daphne Du Maurier’s darkly creative novels but, after many years on the shelf, her paintings will now come to light, as well.

According to a BBC news video, for a brief period in the 1950s, the author of Rebecca, The Birds and many other novels and short stories, suffered an angry bout of writer’s block. Unable to write Du Maurier turned her creative energy to painting, producing a series of carefully Impressionistic landscapes. Fearing they lacked merit, Du Maurier’s estate has kept the paintings out of the public eye until now.

The short BBC segment can be seen here.


Blogger jcandbj said...

After the quick look on BBC I believe that Du Maurier's work stacks up very well in the Impressionist school. They are such as I would love to have on my walls. JC

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 7:46:00 AM PDT  

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