Who was J.P. Hodin?

Meet the émigré art historian who helped encourage cultural exchange between British and Europe

Art historian J.P. Hodin was friend and supporter to some of Europe's most important artists and thinkers, such as Franz Kafka, Barbara Hepworth and Oskar Kokoschka.

An émigré from Prague who spoke four languages fluently, and wrote in seven, he was responsible for introducing many European cultural figures to British audiences, and for opening up movements in the British art world, like the St Ives scene, to the continent.

In this film, his daughter Annabel Hodin, writer and curator Alexandra Lazar and artist Andrew Stahl recount the life of this fascinating figure.

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