The Search for a Forgotten Artist: The Pelton Papers

Artist Agnes Pelton lived through the early days of modernism in America. Fame seemed inevitable but the shy and retiring Pelton retreated to a contemplative life in the California desert where she produced scores of deeply spiritual, abstract paintings. History Hit's Rob Weinberg talks to author Mari Coates about her new novel The Pelton Papers – 20 years in the writing – which creates a vivid picture of an unusual woman living through a remarkable period in history


 

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