Celia Paul

Celia Paul is an artist. Her memoir, Self-Portrait, came out last year.

Diary: Painting in the Dark

Celia Paul, 17 December 2020

The painter​ Gwen John suffered from jealousy in her relationship with the sculptor Auguste Rodin. She was 27 when she started to model for him. He was 63. Rodin slept with a lot of women during his lifetime and the women he slept with also posed for him. John was jealous of Rodin’s other women. She was deeply in love with him. Throughout their tempestuous affair, she continued to...

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