Kathleen O’Connor of Paris

Kathleen O’Connor of Paris
Amanda Curtin
Fremantle Press

We follow the steps of artist Kathleen O’Connor (1876-1968) whose independent spirit drove her to leave conservative Perth, after the sudden and tragic death of her father, for life in bohemian Paris.

This biography is written partly as narrative and from research as the author Amanda Curtin journeyed to Europe to retrace O’Connor’s past in the early 20th century amidst the high life of Paris between the wars, she lived in Montparnasse, shared studios and exhibited for over 40 years. O’Connor’s remarkable life was not without its struggles of limited finances and the experience of two world wars where she retreated to London on one of the last trains out of the French Quarter.