Fighting on All Fronts: John Rothenstein in the Art World

My study of John Rothenstein, Director of the Tate Gallery from 1938-1964, is published on April 11 2018.

Cover of Fighting on All Fronts biography of Tate Gallery director John RothensteinDuring his time at the Tate, the British art world, of which he was a central figure, underwent huge changes. The Tate’s role and fortunes were transformed. His tenure also involved various controversies and he dealt with all of the leading figures of the time, such as Francis Bacon, Douglas Cooper, Anthony Blunt and Sir Alfred Munnings.

Contents

  • Preface
  • Part 1 – John Rothenstein before The Tate
  • 1 – William Rothenstein’s Influence on his Son
  • 2 – London and America, 1923-32
  • 3 – Leeds and Sheffield, 1932-38
  • 4 – The Books, 1926-38
  • Part 2 – The Tate before John Rothenstein (1897-1938)
  • 5 – The Status of the Tate
  • 6 – The Four Previous Keepers and Directors
  • Part 3 – Making History: Director of the Tate (1938-1964)
  • 7 – Early Days and North America Tour, 1938-40
  • 8 – War and Post-War, 1940-46
  • 9 – Straws in the Wind, 1947-51
  • 10 – Tate War: First Phase, 1952-53
  • 11 – Tate War: Second Phase, 1953-54
  • 12 – Last Years at the Tate, 1955-64
  • Part 4 – Writing History
  • 13 – The Autobiography
  • 14 – Modern English Painters
  • Conclusion